Childhood institutional care and personality disorder traits in adulthood: Findings from the British national surveys of psychiatric morbidity.

Yang, Min and Ullrich, Simone and Roberts, Amanda and Coid, Jeremy (2007) Childhood institutional care and personality disorder traits in adulthood: Findings from the British national surveys of psychiatric morbidity. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77 (1). pp. 67-75. ISSN 0002-9432

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0002-9432.77.1.67

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Abstract

Long-term institutional care in childhood is linked with behavioral and emotional problems and can negatively affect personality development. This study tested the hypotheses that institutional care constitutes a risk factor for adult personality psychopathology and that conduct disorder acts as a mediator to the institutional care effects, based on 544 community individuals and 470 prisoners aged 18–64 years. Childhood institutional care was associated with elevated dependent, histrionic, and narcissistic traits in the community sample and with schizoid traits in prisoners. Initial findings of associations of institutional care with cluster B personality traits in the two populations disappeared after adjusting for conduct disorder symptoms. Identification and treatment of conduct/behavior problems in children before or during care may help to reduce the risk of developing certain personality disorder traits.

Keywords:institutional care, adult personality disorder traits, conduct disorder, national surveys
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:15810
Deposited On:27 Oct 2014 11:43

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