School Psych Corner: How Childhood Trauma Can Hike Risk for Later Psychosis

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[Source: Psych Central]

New research attempts to explain how trauma in childhood can put children at risk for psychosis in later childhood or during adulthood.

Investigators said childhood trauma is the experience of a highly distressing event or situation during one’s youth, which is beyond a minor’s capacity for coping or control.

Although the majority of children who experience trauma do not exhibit signs of psychosis later, a sizable share (by some estimates as much as 35 percent) of children go on to experience psychotic episodes.

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