Childhood Trauma Raise Risk Of Mental Illness In Adulthood: Study Finds

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Childhood Trauma Raise Risk Of Mental Illness

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Researchers at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute explored how childhood trauma results in serious mental disorders in adulthood. The study is published in the journal European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.

The Study

The research team analyzed 14 reviews and meta-analyses that connected childhood trauma to adult mental health issues. They assessed the risk of developing a mental disorder in more than 93,000 cases associated with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in childhood.

The Findings

The results revealed that psychological trauma during childhood elevates the risk of mental illness and disorders linked to trauma in adulthood. Lead author Dr. Benedikt Amann remarked on the findings of the study: “It is the strongest evidence to date that psychological trauma really is a risk factor for suffering a mental disorder later on.

To Know More You May Refer To

Hogg, B., Gardoki-Souto, I., Valiente-Gómez, A., Rosa, A. R., Fortea, L., Radua, J., Amann, B. L., & Moreno-Alcázar, A. (2022). Psychological trauma as a transdiagnostic risk factor for mental disorder: an umbrella meta-analysis. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 10.1007/s00406-022-01495-5. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00406-022-01495-5

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