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Adverse childhood experiences and the risk of depressive disorders in adulthood.
BACKGROUND Research examining the association between childhood abuse and depressive disorders has frequently assessed abuse categorically, thus not permitting discernment of the cumulative impact ofExpand
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Long-term consequences of childhood sexual abuse by gender of victim.
BACKGROUND Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a worldwide problem. Although most studies on the long-term consequences of CSA have focused on women, sexual abuse of both boys and girls is common. Thus,Expand
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Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression.
OBJECTIVE The study examined how growing up with alcoholic parents and having adverse childhood experiences are related to the risk of alcoholism and depression in adulthood. METHODS In thisExpand
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Violent Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Adults
Information about the relationship of experiencing abuse or witnessing domestic violence in childhood to the risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood is scant. The relationship ofExpand
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Adverse childhood experiences and hallucinations.
OBJECTIVE Little information is available about the contribution of multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to the likelihood of reporting hallucinations. We used data from the ACE study toExpand
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Childhood Abuse, Household Dysfunction, and Indicators of Impaired Adult Worker Performance.
OBJECTIVE We examined the relation between eight types of adverse childhood experience (ACE) and three indicators of impaired worker performance (serious job problems, financial problems, andExpand
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Child Maltreatment and Psychosis: A Return to a Genuinely Integrated Bio-Psycho-Social Model
For several decades the conceptualization and treatment of mental health problems, including psychosis, have been dominated by a rather narrow focus on genes and brain functions. Psychosocial factorsExpand
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Adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
  • C. Whitfield
  • Medicine
  • American journal of preventive medicine
  • 1 May 1998
(ACEs).Until recently, medicine has focused mostly on phys-ical trauma, which many physicians, nurses, and alliedhealth professionals think is the only kind. But the fieldof trauma psychology has beenExpand
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