Development of posttraumatic stress disorder in adult bipolar patients with histories of severe childhood abuse.

@article{Goldberg2005DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of posttraumatic stress disorder in adult bipolar patients with histories of severe childhood abuse.},
  author={Joseph F Goldberg and Jessica L Garno},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={595-601}
}
Little is known about the nature and extent of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults with bipolar disorder, particularly in relation to the presence of past childhood or adult forms of abuse, and its impact on course of illness. The authors studied 100 consecutive DSM-IV bipolar patients who were evaluated for childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse, traumatic events in adulthood, and lifetime PTSD. Adult comorbid PTSD was evident in 24% of subjects and was significantly… CONTINUE READING
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