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Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology

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102. ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TRAUMA EXPERIENCES, FUNCTIONING AND PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOM SEVERITY IN PSYCHOSIS.

Trauma history is prevalent in people that experience psychosis, yet previous findings provide mixed results regarding the impact of comorbid trauma in this vulnerable population. We hypothesized trauma exposure would be associated with poorer functioning and more severe psychiatric symptoms.

Eighty-eight participants receiving services at the UC Davis Early Psychosis Program were recruited as part of an ongoing study (ages 12-34, M=19.34, SD= 4.26, 60.7% male, 23% Hispanic). We examined relationships between clinician-rated symptoms (BPRS) and functioning (GFS,GFR,GAF) and trauma exposure, evaluated via retrospective chart review.

Forty-six percent of participants reported at least one traumatic event. Compared to those without trauma history, individuals with trauma had higher depression symptoms at baseline (p=0.014). Unexpectedly, trauma history was not associated with positive, negative or mania symptoms, or functioning at baseline.

Preliminary analyses suggest comorbid trauma is associated with more severe depression in early psychosis, highlighting the need for trauma screening to guide treatment in early psychosis populations. Future analyses will examine associations between number of traumatic experiences and/or type of trauma and baseline symptoms.

Renata M. Botello
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Rebecca E. Grattan
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Valerie L. Tryon
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Adrienne M. Maguire
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Natalia Lara
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Mary Blendermann
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Alexander P. Demian
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Jill R. Laquidara
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Lauren I. Berger
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Laura M. Tully
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Cameron S. Carter
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

Tara A. Niendam
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

 


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