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

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110. Trauma and Attenuated Psychotic Symptoms in Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

Trauma exposure is common among young people at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis, and different types of trauma exposure may contribute to different clinical presentations among these youth. However, little research exists on gender and racial differences in relation to trauma and CHR. This study will utilize baseline data from a specialty outpatient clinic for CHR youth. Clients completed assessments for trauma exposure, symptoms, and functional impairment (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screen/CATS), psychosis risk symptoms (Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes/SIPS positive [P]and negative [N] symptoms), global social functioning (GFS), and global role functioning (GFR). Independent t-tests and one-way ANOVAs will investigate for predicted relationships. We predict trauma exposure will be positively correlated with P symptoms and negatively correlated with N symptoms and functioning. We also predict there will be racial differences in P symptoms and trauma exposure, that female participants will endorse more sexual trauma, and that sexual trauma will be positively correlated with P symptoms. The results of this study will contribute to existing literature on trauma and early psychosis, including informing treatment targets and the development of future treatment models.

Kynthia Lai
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts

Aliyah Sanders
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts

Emma Parrish
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts

Casey Cragin
Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk, Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Jasmine Mote
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts; Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts

Michelle West
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Public Psychiatry Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Boston, Massachusetts

 


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