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Child Abuse and Neglect in the UK Today
This report presents new research findings from the NSPCC on child maltreatment in the United Kingdom, looking specifically at the prevalence and impact of severe maltreatment. We found that the…
The prevalence and impact of child maltreatment and other types of victimization in the UK: findings from a population survey of caregivers, children and young people and young adults.
Childhood trauma and children's emerging psychotic symptoms: A genetically sensitive longitudinal cohort study.
- L. Arseneault, M. Cannon, H. Fisher, G. Polanczyk, T. Moffitt, A. Caspi
- Psychology, MedicineThe American journal of psychiatry
Trauma characterized by intention to harm is associated with children's reports of psychotic symptoms and Clinicians working with children who report early symptoms of psychosis should inquire about traumatic events such as maltreatment and bullying.
Abnormal cortisol levels during the day and cortisol awakening response in first-episode psychosis: The role of stress and of antipsychotic treatment
Specificity of childhood psychotic symptoms for predicting schizophrenia by 38 years of age: a birth cohort study
Children's psychotic symptoms at age 11 predicted elevated rates of research diagnoses of schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and also suicide attempts by age 38, even when controlling for gender, social class and childhood psychopathology.
Life Events and Psychosis: A Review and Meta-analysis
- S. Beards, C. Gayer-Anderson, S. Borges, M. Dewey, H. Fisher, C. Morgan
- Psychology, MedicineSchizophrenia bulletin
- 13 May 2013
There was some evidence that reported exposure to adult life events was associated with increased risk of psychotic disorder and subclinical psychotic experiences, however, the methodological quality of the majority of studies was low, which urges caution in interpreting the results and points toward a need for more methodologically robust studies.
Pathways between childhood victimization and psychosis-like symptoms in the ALSPAC birth cohort.
It is tentatively suggested that specific cognitive and affective difficulties in childhood could be targeted to minimize the likelihood of adolescents exposed to early trauma from developing psychotic symptoms.
Environment and schizophrenia: environmental factors in schizophrenia: childhood trauma--a critical review.
Much more research is needed before firm conclusions can be drawn about whether childhood trauma is a cause of psychosis, and a small number of recent population-based studies provide more robust evidence of an association.
Stress Sensitivity, Aberrant Salience, and Threat Anticipation in Early Psychosis: An Experience Sampling Study
It is suggested that stress sensitivity, aberrant salience, and threat anticipation are important psychological processes in the development of psychotic experiences in daily life in the early stages of the disorder.
Gender differences in the association between childhood abuse and psychosis.
- H. Fisher, C. Morgan, P. Fearon
- Psychology, MedicineThe British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
- 1 April 2009
Reports of severe childhood physical or sexual abuse were associated with psychosis in women but not in men, and the effect of physical abuse in women was stronger and more robust than that for sexual abuse.