Rural birth/upbringing and childhood adversities are associated with psychotic experiences in university students in China.

Affiliation

Mental Health Center and Psychiatric Laboratory, The State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; West China Brain Research Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Urbanicity has been reported to associate with an increased risk of psychotic experiences (PEs) in developed countries but less is known about the situation in developing countries. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of birth/upbringing place and other environmental factors on PEs in Chinese university students.

Keywords

Childhood adversities,Childhood trauma,Psychotic-like experience,Rural birth,Rural upbringing,Urbanicity,