Adverse childhood experiences and adulthood mental health: a cross-cultural examination among university students in seven countries

  title={Adverse childhood experiences and adulthood mental health: a cross-cultural examination among university students in seven countries},
  author={Debra Kaminer and Adrian J. Bravo and Laura Mezquita and Angelina Pilatti and Adrian J. Bravo and Christopher C. Conway and James M. Henson and Lee Hogarth and Manuel Ignacio Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Debra Kaminer and Matthew T. Keough and Laura Mezquita and Gener{\'o}s Ortet and Matthew R. Pearson and Angelina Pilatti and Mark A. Prince and Jennifer P. Read and Hendrik G Roozen and P. De Jaime Ruiz},
  journal={Current Psychology},



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