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Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries
TLDR
The high burden and serious and long-term consequences of child maltreatment warrant increased investment in preventive and therapeutic strategies from early childhood. Expand
The cycle of violence.
  • C. Widom
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 14 April 1989
TLDR
Findings from a cohort study show that being abused or neglected as a child increases one's risk for delinquency, adult criminal behavior, and violent criminal behavior; however, the majority of abused and neglected children do not become delinquent, criminal, or violent. Expand
Posttraumatic stress disorder in abused and neglected children grown up.
  • C. Widom
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 August 1999
TLDR
Victims of child abuse (sexual and physical) and neglect are at increased risk for developing PTSD, but childhood victimization is not a sufficient condition. Expand
Does violence beget violence? A critical examination of the literature.
Critically examines the "violence breeds violence" hypothesis broadly defined. Organized into seven sections, the literature review includes (a) the abuse breeds abuse hypothesis; (b) reports ofExpand
Does violence beget violence? A critical examination of the literature.
  • C. Widom
  • Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1989
TLDR
The author concludes that existing knowledge of the long-term consequences of abusive home environments is limited and suggests that conclusions about the strength of the cycle of violence be tempered by the dearth of convincing empirical evidence. Expand
CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND VIOLENT CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR*
TLDR
Abused and neglected subjects had higher rates of having an adult criminal record than controls and a larger number of arrests for violent offenses as an adult and support for the cycle of violence is discussed. Expand
Child abuse, neglect, and adult behavior: research design and findings on criminality, violence, and child abuse.
  • C. Widom
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
  • 1 July 1989
TLDR
Overall, abused and neglected subjects had higher rates than did controls for adult criminality and arrests for violent offenses, but not for adult arrests for child abuse or neglect. Expand
A prospective investigation of major depressive disorder and comorbidity in abused and neglected children grown up.
TLDR
The need for clinicians to increase efforts to detect and treat depression in physically abused and neglected children is supported, as child abuse and neglect were associated with an increased risk for current MDD. Expand
Age of onset of child maltreatment predicts long-term mental health outcomes.
TLDR
Results indicated that an earlier onset of maltreatment, measured dichotomously and developmentally, predicted more symptoms of anxiety and depression in adulthood, while controlling for gender, race, current age, and other abuse reports. Expand
Resilience among abused and neglected children grown up
TLDR
Results indicate that 22% of abused and neglected individuals meet the criteria for resilience and females were successful across a greater number of domains than males, and implications for the child maltreatment field are discussed. Expand
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