Child abuse and mental disorders in Canada.

  title={Child abuse and mental disorders in Canada.},
  author={Tracie O Afifi and Harriet L Macmillan and Michael Boyle and Tamara L. Taillieu and Kristene R J Cheung and Jitender Sareen},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={186 9},
BACKGROUND Nationally representative Canadian data on the prevalence of child abuse and its relation with mental disorders are lacking. We used contemporary, nationally representative data to examine the prevalence of 3 types of child abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse and exposure to intimate partner violence) and their association with 14 mental conditions, including suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. METHODS We obtained data from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental… CONTINUE READING
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