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Adverse childhood experiences and the risk of depressive disorders in adulthood Daniel

  title={Adverse childhood experiences and the risk of depressive disorders in adulthood Daniel},
  author={P. J. Chapmana and Charles L. Whitfieldb and Vincent J. Felittic and Shanta R. Dubea and Valerie J. Edwardsa and Robert F. Andaa},
Background: Research examining the association between childhood abuse and depressive disorders has frequently assessed abuse categorically, thus not permitting discernment of the cumulative impact of multiple types of abuse. As previous research has documented that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are highly interrelated, we examined the association between the number of such experiences (ACE score) and the risk of depressive disorders. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of 9460 adult… 

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