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
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..View full abstract
This study was supported by an investigator initiated trial grant from Eli Lilly Australia. However, this company had no influence on the study design and was not involved in any way in data collection, data analysis and interpretation of the results.