Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Mar;199(3):156-61. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31820c751c.

Prevalence and clinical impact of childhood trauma in patients with severe mental disorders.

Author information

  • 1Department of Mental Health, Vic Hospital Consortium, Vic, Catalonia, Spain. mjalvarez@chv.cat

Abstract

A high prevalence of childhood abuse has been reported in patients with severe mental illness. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 102 patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or schizoaffective disorder. Social, demographic, and clinical data were obtained. Patients were evaluated using Brief Psychotic Relative Scale, and Traumatic Life Events and Distressing Event questionnaires. Almost half (47.5%) of these patients had suffered some kind of child abuse, and our results confirmed a relationship between a history of childhood abuse and more severe psychosis. Diagnosis of schizophrenia was determined 4.1 years earlier in victims of childhood abuse. Hospital admissions were twice as high in victims of psychological abuse. Patients with a history of sexual abuse were more than twice as likely to attempt suicide (68% vs. 28.9%).

PMID:
21346485
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk