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Special Issue "Relationships between Trauma and Psychosis"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pathergasiology & Psychology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Lauren M. Ellman

Psychology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
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Interests: psychosis; schizophrenia; prodrome, prenatal risk factors, psychosis-risk, early life adversity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The associations between traumatic life events and the risk for psychosis have been repeatedly demonstrated in a variety of studies. A history of traumatic life events also seem to specifically increase risk for psychosis, as the association persists even when controlling for comorbid psychological symptoms. In this Special Issue, we will focus on recent advances in understanding the relationship between trauma and psychosis, including epidemiologic, psychosocial, and biological evidence that will help us understand the trauma-psychosis association.  In attempting to understand this association, we will explore the relationship between trauma and the full continuum of psychosis, from psychotic-like experiences to psychotic disorder diagnoses.

Dr. Lauren M. Ellman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Traumatic life events
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Early life adversity
  • Psychotic-like experience

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