Deviant olfactory experiences as indicators of risk for psychosis.

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Thomas R. Kwapil, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Developed and tested a rating scale for assessing olfactory experiences of psychotic and psychotic-like deviancy. It was examined whether deviant olfactory experiences in a nonpsychotic sample predict the development of clinical psychosis. 31 college students who reported deviant olfactory experiences at their initial assessment exceeded the remaining 477 Ss on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-III-Revised (DSM-III-R) psychosis and on measures of psychosis proneness at a 10-yr followup. Hypothetically psychosis-prone Ss identified by a perceptual aberration and magical ideation scales exceeded controls on ratings of olfactory experiences at both initial and follow-up assessments.

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Language: English
Date: 1996
olfactory perception, perceptual disturbances, psychosis, hallucinations, deviant olfactory experiences, psychosis proneness, college students, psychology

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