This is so important that I am posting it in both my blogs. Links to any research that debunks these findings are very welcome, please post them in the comments section.
I do have a question about this point:
▪ Clinical implications include the need to routinely take trauma/neglect/loss histories from all users of mental health services.How does one "routinely take" trauma histories? I hope they don't ask: "How badly were you neglected on a scale from 1 to 10?"
February 2014, Vol. 4, No. 1, Pages 65-79 , DOI 10.2217/npy.13.89
▪ Multiple studies and reviews have found a causal relationship between childhood trauma/adversity and psychosis.
▪ The 2001 traumagenic neurodevelopmental model of psychosis identified similarities in the brains of traumatized children and adults diagnosed with schizophrenia.
▪ Subsequently, 125 publications have provided indirect support for, or direct confirmation of, the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model.
▪ Many studies have now demonstrated the relationship between psychosis and over-reactivity to stress of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and the dopaminergic system.
▪ Studies of the frontal lobes and hippocampus also support the traumagenic neurodevelopmental model.
▪ Two lines of evidence link prior stress and brain alterations to cognitive deficits in individuals diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
▪ Clinical implications include the need to routinely take trauma/neglect/loss histories from all users of mental health services.
▪ The primary prevention implications are profound.