Сhildhood distress and psychological characteristics of personality with affective disorders



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.

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

Journal rubric: Clinical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2016090309

For citation: Gersamiya A.G., Menshikova A.A., Yakovlev A.A. Сhildhood distress and psychological characteristics of personality with affective disorders. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2016. Vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 103–117. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2016090309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

A. G. Gersamiya, Psychologist, «Moscow Scientific Research and Clinical Center for Neuropsychiatry of the Healthcare Department of Moscow», Moscow, Russia, e-mail: aanna187@gmail.com

A. A. Menshikova, Senior Research Associate, «Moscow Scientific Research and Clinical Center for Neuropsychiatry of the Healthcare Department of Moscow», Moscow, Russia, e-mail: menshikoff24@yandex.ru

A. A. Yakovlev, Senior Research Associate, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: al_yakovlev@rambler.ru



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