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The Role of Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder

dc.contributor.advisorSaylor, Megan
dc.contributor.authorClinton, Sarah
dc.descriptionThis project was designed with the intention of exploring the relationship between childhood trauma and bipolar disorder. It was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for PSY296B, Honors Thesis, under the direction of Professor Meg Saylor.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between childhood trauma and Bipolar Disorder was investigated by analyzing Childhood Trauma Questionnaires of participants with Type I or Type II BD. Due to the small sample size, data were not found to support hypotheses that higher levels of childhood trauma are correlated with a higher incidence of BD Type I or psychotic features, or that there were sex differences within childhood trauma exposure that correlated with sex differences in the presentation of BD Type I versus Type II. Results show a strong statistically significant relationship between minimalization/denial subscores and total CTQ scores, which indicates the possibility that some BD patients who denied experiencing childhood trauma may minimalize the effect possible trauma played in their development of BD.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.subjectchildhood trauma, bipolar disorder, psychotic featuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshManic-depressive illnessen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychic trauma in childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshManic-depressive illness -- Sex differencesen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorderen_US
dc.title.alternativeChildhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorderen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

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