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... all clients of mental health services, including those diagnosed schizophrenic or psychotic, should be asked about childhood abuse, neglect, bullying and loss to facilitate meaningful formulations ... and comprehensive treatment plans. One of the reasons this does not always happen is the belief that abuse disclosures by individuals diagnosed with psychotic disorders are unreliable. Recent studies indicate this is not an evidence-based belief.
The traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis revisited
John Read, Roar Fosse, Andrew Moskowitz & Bruce Perry