Journal article

The impact of past direct-personal traumatic events on 12-month outcome in first episode psychotic mania: Trauma and early psychotic mania

Rothanthi Daglas, Philippe Conus, Sue M Cotton, Craig A Macneil, Melissa K Hasty, Linda Kader, Michael Berk, Karen T Hallam

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Past traumatic events have been associated with poorer clinical outcomes in people with bipolar disorder. However, the impact of these events in the early stages of the illness remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether prior traumatic events were related to poorer outcomes 12 months following a first episode of psychotic mania. METHODS: Traumatic events were retrospectively evaluated from patient files in a sample of 65 participants who had experienced first episode psychotic mania. Participants were aged between 15 and 28 years and were treated at a specialised early psychosis service. Clinical outcomes were measured by a variety of symptomatic and functio..

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