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The Role of Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder

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dc.contributor.advisor Saylor, Megan
dc.contributor.author Clinton, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-27T19:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-27T19:57:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5082
dc.description This 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.abstract The 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.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.subject childhood trauma, bipolar disorder, psychotic features en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Manic-depressive illness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychic trauma in children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Manic-depressive illness -- Sex differences en_US
dc.title The Role of Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder en_US
dc.title.alternative Childhood Trauma in Bipolar Disorder en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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