Year: 1985 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, v.24, no.1, (January 1985), p.71-75 SIEC No: 19860814

This paper reports the results of a retrospective study comparing child psychiatry inpatients, who reported hallucinations, with a control group. The study shows that nonpsychotic children who report hallucinations have significantly more relatives with a history of psychosis, often with an affective component, than controls. They did not differ from controls for family history of depression, suicide, or substance abuse. The significance of the results are discussed.