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Childhood trauma increases dependency risk

Markus Heilig, professor at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, has been awarded SEK 300,000 from Systembolaget (the Swedish state alcohol monopoly) for research into the relationship between childhood trauma and an increased risk of alcohol-related problems.

Markus HeiligSystembolaget’s Alcohol Research Council has awarded a total of SEK 7 million to 31 research projects.

Markus Heilig has been awarded SEK 300,000 for the project “Childhood trauma exposure as a risk factor for alcohol use disorder”.

“This is a collaboration between child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry in Linköping. Research into dependency disorder has shown that trauma during childhood is an important risk factor for developing alcohol dependence. This project makes it possible for us to follow children who have been assessed at the child and adolescent psychiatry clinic, and to study the processes by which trauma in early life leads to an increased risk of alcohol-related problems,” says Markus Heilig, professor at the Department of Clinical toand Experimental Medicine (IKE) at Linköping University.


Gunilla Pravitz 2017-01-02



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