Childhood Trauma and Symptoms of Psychological Disorders Essay examples

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Psychology researchers have conducted many case studies and have spent countless hours reviewing case studies that have already been done to try to find the answer to the question, does childhood trauma cause and effect the symptoms of patients with psychological disorders such as Schizophrenia and Psychosis, or can the trauma cause a patient to have Schizophrenia or Psychosis. Many case studies’ findings state that there is a link. Some studies say only certain symptoms are affected. I want to know what symptoms are affected and what kind of childhood trauma could have possibly affected the symptoms of patients who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Psychosis, or if the childhood trauma could have caused a patient‘s mental…show more content…
This paper could also help families of patients with Schizophrenia or Psychosis by helping families understand what symptoms are heightened by childhood trauma, if the Schizophrenia or Psychosis illness was because of the childhood trauma. how to prevent the symptoms from becoming prominent, and what the family can do emotionally to help its psychologically distressed loved one. Does childhood trauma affect the symptoms of patients with psychological disorders such as Psychosis and Schizophrenia, or even cause Schizophrenia or Psychosis? Though I am limited by not being able to do a case study of my own to answer my thesis, I can use the findings from other researchers and their case studies, along with other resources and tools available to help answer my thesis. I have looked and will continue to look through libraries and online databases for creditable sources and case studies. So far, I have compiled the following sources to help with my research. “Childhood trauma and cognitive function in first-episode affective and non-affective psychosis” is an article explaining how researchers conducted a study to compare childhood trauma and its effects on patients with psychosis (Aas). The study included effects on memory, executive function, and cognitive function. 138 people who have a “first-episode of psychosis” (Aas, et al 16) from London along with the same amount of
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