Study shows specific links between childhood trauma and schizotypy dimensions in adolescent population

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for the developing brain. It is a period of environmental challenge and stress. The adolescent population is particularly vulnerable to childhood trauma, which can disrupt the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis and the cortisol feedback loop, increasing the potential risk of developing psychotic symptoms and other psychopathologies. However, the relationship between childhood trauma, vulnerability and affective symptoms in the adolescent population remains unclear.

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