Childhood trauma in bipolar disorder

  title={Childhood trauma in bipolar disorder},
  author={Stuart Watson and Peter Gallagher and Dominic Dougall and Richard John Porter and Joanna Moncrieff and I. Nicol Ferrier and Allan Hunter Young},
  booktitle={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
OBJECTIVE There has been little investigation of early trauma in bipolar disorder despite evidence that stress impacts on the course of this illness. We aimed to compare the rates of childhood trauma in adults with bipolar disorder to a healthy control group, and to investigate the impact of childhood trauma on the clinical course of bipolar disorder. METHODS Retrospective assessment of childhood trauma was conducted using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) in 60 outpatients with… CONTINUE READING
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