Title

Childhood trauma and psychosis

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

10-1-2013

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Childhood trauma is a common occurrence and has been associated with psychosis and suggested as a risk factor leading to psychosis and schizophrenia in adulthood. This article introduces the scope of the problem and discusses the evidence for causal relationships between childhood adversities and increased risk for psychosis. The relationship between specific types of trauma and their association with specific psychotic symptoms is described, as well as the manifestations of co-occurring trauma effects and psychosis in adolescents. Clinical presentations and the use of diagnostic instruments, diagnostic comorbidities, and evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions to treat effects of trauma in youth with psychotic illnesses are discussed.

Comments

Citation: Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2013 Oct;22(4):629-41. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2013.04.006. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

Keywords

Childhood trauma, Childhood maltreatment, Childhood adversity, Child abuse, Psychosis

PubMed ID

24012077