With an estimated overlap rate as high as 55% between schizophrenia and PTSD, clinicians need to understand the links between these two disorders, as well as their differential diagnoses, in order to best assess and treat patients. The following slides delve into relevant data.

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Schizophrenia & PTSD Overlap

  • Most studies (78.9%) show a prevalence of PTSD of over 10% in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders


Source: Dallel S, Cancel A, Fakra E. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review. Neuropsychiatry. 2018;8(3):1027-1037.

Updated: Jun 1, 2021
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