A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Childhood Trauma on Symptoms and Functioning of People with Severe Mental Health Problems

Davidson, Gavin; Shannon, Ciaran; Mulholland, Ciaran and Campbell, Jim. 2009. A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Childhood Trauma on Symptoms and Functioning of People with Severe Mental Health Problems. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 10(1), pp. 57-66. ISSN 1529-9732 [Article]

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This study examines the relationship between childhood trauma and the psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning of adults with severe mental health problems. Participants (n = 31) were recruited from the caseloads of community mental health services in Northern Ireland and assessed at baseline, 9 months, and 18 months. More than half had a history of childhood trauma (n = 17). There were no differences between the no childhood trauma (n = 14) and childhood trauma groups on psychiatric symptoms, but a significant relationship was found between trauma history and all aspects of social functioning. Those with no history of trauma showed improved psychosocial functioning over time, whereas those with a history of trauma deteriorated. These findings have implications for current service provision

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/15299730802485169

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)

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2009Published

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6696

Date Deposited:

06 Jul 2012 12:24

Last Modified:

15 Nov 2013 16:45

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6696

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