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Childhood Trauma & PsychosisBrandi HancockPSY 635: Research Designs and MethodsInstructor: Dr. Lisa CreeApril 25, 2019
IntroductionPast few decades there has been an increase inresearch on the effects of childhood traumaTrauma: “a very difficult or unpleasantexperience that causes someone to havemental or emotional problems for a long time”(Merriam-Webster, 2019)Psychosis: “a serious mental illness (such asschizophrenia) characterized b defective or lostcontact with reality often with hallucinations ordelusions” (Merriam-Webster, 2019).
This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed underCC BYResearch QuestionResearch question: does childhoodtrauma increase the risk of onedeveloping psychosis?Hypothesis: if childhood traumahas been experienced, then earlytreatment measures will reducethe risk of one developingpsychosis.
Importance of Topic & ResearchQuestionStill fairly new in the research department.

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Psychology, Schizophrenia, Psychological trauma, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Trauma Psychosis

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