Childhood trauma and cognitive function in first-episode affective and non-affective psychosis.
Fisher, Helen L
Jones, Peter B
Murray, Robin M
Pariante, Carmine M
AffiliationDepartment of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
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CitationChildhood trauma and cognitive function in first-episode affective and non-affective psychosis. 2011, 129 (1):12-9 Schizophr. Res.
AbstractA history of childhood trauma is reportedly more prevalent in people suffering from psychosis than in the general population. Childhood trauma has also been linked to cognitive abnormalities in adulthood, and cognitive abnormalities, in turn, are one of the key clinical features of psychosis. Therefore, this study investigated whether there was a relationship between childhood trauma and cognitive function in patients with first-episode psychosis. The potential impact of diagnosis (schizophrenia or affective psychosis) and gender on this association was also examined.