Interplay Between Childhood Physical Abuse and Familial Risk in the Onset of Psychotic Disorders

@inproceedings{Fisher2014InterplayBC,
  title={Interplay Between Childhood Physical Abuse and Familial Risk in the Onset of Psychotic Disorders},
  author={Helen L Fisher and Peter McGuffin and Jane E Boydell and Paul Fearon and Thomas Craig and Paola Dazzan and Kevin D Morgan and Gillian A. Doody and Peter B. Jones and Julian P Leff and Robin MacGregor Murray and Craig Morgan},
  booktitle={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood abuse is considered one of the main environmental risk factors for the development of psychotic symptoms and disorders. However, this association could be due to genetic factors influencing exposure to such risky environments or increasing sensitivity to the detrimental impact of abuse. Therefore, using a large epidemiological case-control sample, we explored the interplay between a specific form of childhood abuse and family psychiatric history (a proxy for genetic risk… CONTINUE READING

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