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Title: Childhood physical abuse and delusional content
Author: Curr, H.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2005
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This review will consider the literature regarding the prevalence and impact of childhood physical abuse, and the potential link to the formation of delusions later in life. Childhood physical abuse is linked to a number of psychological difficulties both within childhood and later in the life cycle. As psychological models have increasingly been applied to psychosis (and delusional beliefs in particular) the role of early experience has increasingly been considered central. Given the high prevalence of past abusive experiences in individuals with psychosis, and the potentially far reaching effects of this abuse and resulting posttraumatic stress symptoms, further research is recommended to consider the role of abuse in order to improve clinical practice with these individuals.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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