Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8036
Title: Childhood maltreatment and coping in bipolar disorder
Authors: Daruy-filho, Ledo
Brietzke, Elisa [UNIFESP]
Kluwe-schiavon, Bruno
Fabres, Cristiane Da Silva
Grassi-oliveira, Rodrigo
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: coping
child abuse
childhood trauma
bipolar disorder
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2013
Publisher: Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroUniversidade de BrasíliaUniversidade de São Paulo
Citation: Psychology & Neuroscience. Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroUniversidade de BrasíliaUniversidade de São Paulo, v. 6, n. 3, p. 271-277, 2013.
Abstract: A personal history of childhood maltreatment has been associated with unfavorable outcomes in bipolar disorder (BD). The impact of early life stressors on the course of BD may be influenced by individual differences in coping skills. The coping construct relies on neurocognitive mechanisms that are usually influenced by childhood maltreatment. The objective of the present study was to verify the association between childhood maltreatment and coping skills in individuals with BD Type 1. Thirty female euthymic outpatients with BD Type 1 were evaluated using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and two additional instruments to measure their coping preferences: Ways of Coping Questionnaire (coping strategies) and Brief COPE (coping styles). Reports of physical abuse (B = .64, p < .01) and emotional abuse (B = .44, p = .01) were associated with the use of maladaptive strategies that focused on emotional control. Adaptive strategies and styles of coping, such as focusing on the problem, were chosen less frequently by women who had experienced emotional neglect (B = .53, p < .01) and physical abuse (B = -.48, p < .01) in childhood. The small sample size in the present study prevented subgroup analyses. The sample did not include male BD participants. Our results indicate that early traumatic events may have a long-lasting deleterious influence on coping abilities in female BD patients. Future prospective studies may investigate whether the negative impact of childhood maltreatment over the course of BD is mediated by individual differences in coping abilities.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8036
ISSN: 1983-3288
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.3922/j.psns.2013.3.05
Appears in Collections:Em verificação - Geral

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
S1983-32882013000300005.pdf342.17 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.