Journal article

Different types of childhood adversity and 5-year outcomes in a longitudinal cohort of first-episode psychosis patients.

Olesya Ajnakina, Antonella Trotta, Marta Di Forti, Simona A Stilo, Anna Kolliakou, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Javier Lopez-Morinigo, Fiona Gaughran, Anthony S David, Paola Dazzan, Carmine Pariante, Valeria Mondelli, Robin M Murray, Helen L Fisher

Psychiatry Res | Published : 2018


Little is known about the impact of different forms of childhood adversity on outcomes in first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients beyond the first year of treatment. We investigated associations between different types of childhood adversity and outcomes of FEP patients over the 5 years following their first contact with mental health services for psychosis. 237 FEP cases aged 18-65 years were followed on average for 5 years after first presentation to psychiatric services in South London, UK. Childhood adversity prior to 17 years of age was assessed at baseline using the Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse Questionnaire (CECA.Q). The results showed that exposure to at least one type of ch..

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