Associations between depression and specific childhood experiences of abuse and neglect: A meta-analysis.

  title={Associations between depression and specific childhood experiences of abuse and neglect: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Maria Rita Infurna and Corinna Reichl and Peter Parzer and Adriano Schimmenti and Antonia Bifulco and Michael Kaess},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
BACKGROUND Research documents a strong relationship between childhood maltreatment and depression. However, only few studies have examined the specific effects of various types of childhood abuse/neglect on depression. This meta-analysis estimated the associations between depression and different types of childhood maltreatment (antipathy, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse) assessed with the same measure, the Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse (CECA) interview… CONTINUE READING
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