Childhood trauma and psychosis
Department of Psychiatry
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
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.
Childhood trauma, Childhood maltreatment, Childhood adversity, Child abuse, Psychosis
DOI of Published Version
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
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America
Dvir, Yael; Denietolis, Brian; and Frazier, Jean A., "Childhood trauma and psychosis" (2013). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 634.