An integrated biopsychosocial model of childhood maltreatment and psychosis

Victoria Barker, Andrew Gumley, Matthias Schwannauer, Stephen M. Lawrie

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Abstract

There is now a well-established link between childhood maltreatment and psychosis. It is, however, unclear what the mechanisms are by which this occurs. Here, we propose a pathway linking the experience of childhood maltreatment with biological changes in the brain and suggest a psychological intervention to ameliorate its effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalThe British Journal of Psychiatry
Volume206
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • PITUITARY-ADRENAL AXIS
  • EPIGENETIC REGULATION
  • BDNF GENE
  • SCHIZOPHRENIA
  • ATTACHMENT
  • OXYTOCIN
  • STRESS
  • RECEPTOR
  • ABUSE
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY

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