Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
Same as current

Summary

Conditions
  • Child Abuse
  • Fear
Type
Observational
Design
Observational Model: Ecologic or CommunityTime Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 65 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Childhood maltreatment dramatically increases the risk for psychiatric disorders accompanied by profound difficulties in social interactions. However, it is still unclear how childhood maltreatment affects social interactions in adulthood. In this study, we examine how childhood maltreatment may mod...

Childhood maltreatment dramatically increases the risk for psychiatric disorders accompanied by profound difficulties in social interactions. However, it is still unclear how childhood maltreatment affects social interactions in adulthood. In this study, we examine how childhood maltreatment may modulate threat sensitivity assessed by the distance at which an individual flees from an approaching threat. While rapid escape decisions rely on "reactive fear" circuits, slower escape decisions are associated with "cognitive fear" circuits. Based on previous observations of altered early sensory processing, we expect that childhood maltreatment affects both cognitive and reactive fear circuits.

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT04290234
Collaborators
Prof. Dean Mobbs
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dirk Scheele, PhD University of Bonn