White Noise Speech Illusions: A Trait-Dependent Risk Marker for Psychotic Disorder?

Schepers E., Lousberg R., Guloksuz S., Pries L., Delespaul P., Kenis G., ...More

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, vol.10, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00676
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: white noise speech illusions, psychotic disorder, Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences, cognitive ability, childhood adversity, life events, CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, THREATENING EXPERIENCES, SHORT-FORM, HALLUCINATIONS, SCHIZOPHRENIA, RELIABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, SYMPTOMS, VALIDITY, QUESTIONNAIRE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: White noise speech illusions index liability for psychotic disorder in case-control comparisons. In the current study, we examined i) the rate of white noise speech illusions in siblings of patients with psychotic disorder and ii) to what degree this rate would be contingent on exposure to known environmental risk factors (childhood adversity and recent life events) and level of known endophenotypic dimensions of psychotic disorder [psychotic experiences assessed with the Community Assessment of Psychic Experiences (CAPE) scale and cognitive ability].