Midlife Adults with Childhood Trauma
2016 Arizona State University. A two-year randomized trial of 220 middle-aged adults, half of which had a history of childhood trauma, to determine whether individual risk differences attributable to childhood adversity are reversible through the SI course.
1) To examine whether the SI course can enhance the capacity for rewarding social relations, especially for individuals with a history of early life adversity
2) To examine whether gains in the quality of social relationships will be responsible for the improvements in psychological, and physical functioning, and influence two bio-markers of health risk and resilience : interleukin 6 (IL-6) and DHEA
3) To probe for individual differences in age, gender, history of abuse, personality, and genetic markers of risk that identify participants most responsive to the course.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, Grant #R01AG048844
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