Early Intervention in Psychiatry Features Articles Linking Childhood Trauma and Psychosis


Patrick McGorry (and others) write, in an editorial in Early Intervention in Psychiatry, about the strong evidence linking childhood trauma with psychosis, as well as about the weaker evidence regarding effective treatments specific to trauma in psychosis. The  issue features further articles about aspects of trauma and psychosis, including papers about the presence of anxiety in psychosis, childhood trauma and premorbid adjustment, and “Feasibility of Mindfulness-Based Therapy in Patients Recovering From a First Psychotic Episode.”

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].