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Family environment and childhood trauma may influence the personality development of bipolar I euthymic patients

Grant number: 13/20295-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Psychiatry
Principal researcher:Ricardo Alberto Moreno
Grantee:Rebeca Orselli Monteiro
Home Institution: Instituto de Psiquiatria Doutor Antonio Carlos Pacheco e Silva (IPq). Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


From the existing literature, featuring a series of risk factors for TB among them is noteworthy physical abuse and / or sexual abuse in childhood and symptoms of TB in the country as the causal agent of risk factors. Thus, one can expect that there is an association between the traumatic experience and personal development. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine whether there is influence of family environment and childhood traumas in the formation of personality in patients with bipolar I. METHODS: 40 patients will be assessed bipolar I in a state of euthymia, aged between 18 and 55 years, treated in outpatient Affective Disorders Program (GRUDA) Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (IPQ -HC-USP) and 40 healthy volunteers from the standpoint of physical and mental, between 18 and 55 years, matched on age, education and socioeconomic status with the group experimental. Os patients will be clinically evaluated by a psychiatrist specializing in disorders mood and with specific training for the application of diagnostic instruments and symptomatology, as the fulfillment of the inclusion criteria. Following, will be clarified the objectives and procedures of the study and patients receive the Term of Free and Informed Consent Form (ICF). After signing the same, the subjects will be submitted to the instruments described above in a single meeting, which lasted approximately three hours. The instruments used are: Interview, Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), Rating Scale for Hamilton Depression (HAM-D), Family Environment Scale (FES), the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), NEO-PI-R.

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