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Сhildhood distress and psychological characteristics of personality with affective disorders 1892

Gersamiya A.G.
Psychologist, «Moscow Scientific Research and Clinical Center for Neuropsychiatry of the Healthcare Department of Moscow», Moscow, Russia

Menshikova A.A.
Senior Research Associate, «Moscow Scientific Research and Clinical Center for Neuropsychiatry of the Healthcare Department of Moscow», Moscow, Russia

Yakovlev A.A.
Senior Research Associate, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia

This article presents findings about level of childhood distress and psychological characteristics of personality with affective disorders. The aim of this study was an examination of correlation of child traumatic experiences with development of personal features, coping strategies, and also depressive and anxious symptoms in adulthood. There were participated 164 psychiatric inpatients. At the results authors argued that high level of child abuse and trauma in adulthood is correlated with high level of depression and anxiety, increasing of neuroticism and decreasing of agreeableness, and also using of avoidance and confrontation coping strategies.

Keywords: childhood distress, abuse and trauma, depression, anxiety, personality, ways of coping

Column: Clinical Psychology


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