A history of childhood trauma is associated with slower improvement rates: Findings from a one-year follow-up study of patients with a first-episode psychosis.

@article{Aas2016AHO,
  title={A history of childhood trauma is associated with slower improvement rates: Findings from a one-year follow-up study of patients with a first-episode psychosis.},
  author={Monica Aas and Ole A. Andreassen and Sofie Ragnhild Aminoff and Ann F{\ae}rden and Kristin Lie Romm and Ragnar Nesv{\aa}g and Akiah Ottesen Berg and Carmen Simonsen and Ingrid Agartz and Ingrid Melle},
  journal={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={126}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether childhood trauma was associated with more severe clinical features in patients with first-episode psychosis, both at the initial assessment and after one year. METHODS Ninety-six patients with a first-episode of a DSM-IV diagnosis of psychosis, in addition to 264 healthy controls from the same catchment area, were recruited to the TOP NORMENT study. A history of childhood trauma was obtained using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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