Accumulation of trauma over time and risk for depression in a twin sample.

@article{McCutcheon2009AccumulationOT,
  title={Accumulation of trauma over time and risk for depression in a twin sample.},
  author={Vivia V McCutcheon and A Christopher Heath and Elliot C. Nelson and Kathleen K Bucholz and Pamela A. F. Madden and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={431-41}
}
BACKGROUND Few genetically informative studies have examined the effects of different types of trauma on risk for depression over time. The aim of the present study was to examine the relative contributions over time of assaultive trauma, non-assaultive trauma, and familial effects to risk for depression. METHOD Histories of depression and trauma were obtained during structured diagnostic interviews with 5266 (mean age 29.9 years, s.d.=2.4) members of a volunteer Australian twin panel from… CONTINUE READING