Friday, September 20, 2019

Childhood Adversity/Trauma

Nevada Legislation Aims to Curb Psychotropics in Foster Children

A touching article in the Las Vegas Sun follows one child from abandonment through foster placements, polypharmacy, suicidality, delinquency and homelessness to stability off...

Antenatal Depression Associated w/Mom’s Childhood Maltreatment

Maternal antenatal depression is highly correlated with a history of the mother having been mistreated in childhood, and these two facts significantly increase the...

Childhood Stress Alters Memory and Brain Structure

Researchers from the universities of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Orleans collected MRI scans and assessments of executive functioning and stress exposure from 61...

Children Raised in Institutions: Increased ADHD, Anxiety, etc.

Data drawn from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project show that children raised in institutions in Romania exhibit elevated symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and...

Dissociative Experiences Mediate Childhood Trauma/Auditory Hallucinations

Researchers in Spain assessed 71 patients diagnosed with psychoses for dissociative experiences, trauma, delusions and hallucinations. Childhood trauma was positively associated with dissociation (r =...

Obstetric Complication, Cannabis Use: Strongest Predictors of Early Psychosis

According to data drawn from 608 patients of an early intervention program in Dublin, presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)...

Review of the Evidence: Childhood Adversity High in Schizophrenia and Other Disorders

Researchers from Australia and the UK found that people with a schizophrenia diagnosis almost four times more likely than controls to have a history of...

Questions About Childhood Trauma And Schizophrenia Settled

In the first analysis of 30 years of studies, including 46 studies (selected from 27,000) involving 80,000 subjects, researchers in the U.K. and Australia...

Benzos Fail to Prevent, May Increase PTSD

In a review of the evidence regarding benzodiazepines, researchers from the University of Michigan find that benzodiazepines used in the treatment of PTSD are...

Exposure to Violence Alters Children’s DNA, Life-Long Health

In a sample of 236 children recruited from the Environmental-Risk Longitudinal Twin Study, researchers from Duke University and King's College London found that children...

Income Differentials Cause Mental Illness

Data from the World Health Organization World Mental Health Survey showed that early-onset mental disorders were associated with reduced household income in high and...

Discipline, Not Drugs

This is how a child gets into the mental health system. At age 3 he pitches a fit in the grocery store because he...

Psychotic Symptoms/Childhood Trauma Common in Primary as Well as Psychiatric Care

Researchers in Finland reviewed questionnaires filled out by 911 primary and psychiatric care patients over 16 years of age. They found that more than...

Overlap Between Borderline and Bipolar

Researchers in Australia investigate the growing evidence that childhood trauma predisposes individuals to both bipolar and borderline syndromes, with the intention of examining areas...

Training the Brain for Well-Being

Experience shapes the brain, for better or worse. Richard Davidson & Bruce McEwen review the ways that adverse early experience create measurable changes in...

PTSD Mediates the Relationship Between Trauma and Mental Health

In a sample of 175 persons with severe mental illness, researchers at the University of Hawaii found that rates of trauma exposure and PTSD...

Childhood Trauma and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations

Researchers in the Netherlands compared childhood trauma and auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in 127 non-psychotic individuals with frequent AVH, healthy controls, and 100 psychotic...

Specific Early-Life Adversities Lead to Specific Symptoms of Psychosis

Researchers in the U.K. (lead by Richard Bentall) found that specific childhood adversities were significantly associated with specific forms of psychosis in adulthood in...

Childhood Adversity Promotes Neuroimmune Inflammation and Depression

Researchers in Canada and the U.S. found that in a group of 147 female adolescents at risk for depression, actual transition to depression was...

Labels Initiates Core Social Support, Lose Peripheral Ties

Article Abstract: Although research supports the stigma and labeling perspective, empirical evidence also indicates that a social safety net remains intact for those with mental...

Childhood Adversity Increases Psychosis

Researchers in the U.K. and Netherlands found a nearly 3x greater chance of childhood adversity among patients with psychosis in 36 studies of various...

45% of Children and Adolescent Inpatients Prescribed Antipsychotics

In a rare long-term study of antipsychotics used in children and adolescent inpatients, the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT followed 3,851 consecutive admissions...

Childhood Maltreatment Reduces Hippocampal Volume

Researchers at Harvard University, in the largest and most detailed study on the topic to date, found that childhood maltreatment is significantly associated with...

Adverse Childhood Events Contribute Significantly to Most Mental Health Problems

John Read and Richard Bentall write in the British Journal of Psychiatry about the growing understanding and acceptance of the significant role adverse childhood...

No Long-Term Efficacy For A.D.D. Medication

L. Alan Sroufe, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota, writes in the New York Times Sunday Review that there is no...

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