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CHILDHOOD STRESS AND RISK FOR LATER MENTAL DISORDER
  1. Jeremy Hall

Abstract

Jeremy Hall is Professor of Psychiatry and Scottish Senior Clinical Fellow. He is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult and Liaison Psychiatry, and works both at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He studied Biology as an undergraduate at Oxford University before completing pre-clinical medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He then joined the MB/PhD programme at Cambridge University, graduating MB/BChir with a PhD in Experimental Psychology in 2000. Following his house jobs he completed clinical training in Psychiatry in South East Scotland. After a six month Stanley Foundation Research Fellowship he joined the Division of Psychiatry as a Clinical Lecturer in 2005. He then gained an MRC Postgraduate Research Fellowship in 2007 and was awarded a Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2010.

Childhood stress has been associated with increased risk for later psychiatric disorders. One condition that is strongly associated with childhood stress is borderline personality disorder. Here I will present neuropsychological and imaging studies of borderline personality disorder that show evidence of a link between childhood maltreatment and emotional/social brain function and impulse control.

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