Childhood abuse is related to working memory impairment for positive emotion in female university students.

@article{Cromheeke2014ChildhoodAI,
  title={Childhood abuse is related to working memory impairment for positive emotion in female university students.},
  author={Sofie Cromheeke and Laure-Anne Herpoel and Sven C. Mueller},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={38-48}
}
Childhood abuse is an important risk factor for depression, anxiety disorders, and substance use later in life. One possible mechanism underlying this association could be deficits in cognitive processing of emotional information. This study tested the impact of distracting emotional information on working memory performance in 21 young women with a history of sexual and physical abuse during childhood/adolescence (mean age = 20.0), and compared their performance to 17 individuals reporting… CONTINUE READING

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