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Mithra Senthil

Carondelet High SchoolClass of 2024San Ramon, California



  • "Trauma and associated risk factors of bipolar disorder." with mentor Sravani (Sept. 30, 2021)

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Trauma and associated risk factors of bipolar disorder.

Started May 12, 2021

Abstract or project description

For my literature review research I am focusing on bipolar disorder and how childhood trauma can take effect later on getting diagnosed with the mental disorder. I have gathered around 20 research articles and am still gathering more to write a research review paper on the topic. I found common themes when reading each article and have sectioned my paper into the following: the clinical presentation and diagnostic criteria of bipolar disorder, features and definitions of childhood trauma, how childhood trauma and development of bipolar disorder relate, how childhood trauma and bipolar disorder affect adults, risks of developing bipolar disorder if one’s parents had diagnosed bipolar disorder, and finally therapies and treatment options that can mitigate the clinical features of bipolar disorder. Finally it will conclude with a discussion of next research steps to better understand the nuances and intersectionality of trauma and bipolar disorder.