Childhood adversities and post-traumatic stress disorder: evidence for stress sensitisation in the World Mental Health Surveys.

@article{McLaughlin2017ChildhoodAA,
  title={Childhood adversities and post-traumatic stress disorder: evidence for stress sensitisation in the World Mental Health Surveys.},
  author={Katie A. McLaughlin and Karestan Koenen and Evelyn J. Bromet and Elie George Karam and Howard Y Liu and Maria Petukhova and Ayelet Meron Ruscio and Nancy A. Sampson and D. J. Stein and Sergio A Aguilar-Gaxiola and Jordi Alonso and Guilherme Borges and Koen Demyttenaere and Rumyana V Dinolova and Finola Ferry and Silvia E. Florescu and Giovanni de Girolamo and Oye Gureje and Norito Kawakami and Sing Ping Lee and Fernando Navarro-Mateu and Marina Piazza and Beth-Ellen Pennell and Jose A. Posada-Villa and Margreet Ten Have and Maria Carmen Viana and Ronald C Kessler},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2017},
  volume={211 5},
  pages={
          280-288
        }
}
BackgroundAlthough childhood adversities are known to predict increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after traumatic experiences, it is unclear whether this association varies by childhood adversity or traumatic experience types or by age.AimsTo examine variation in associations of childhood adversities with PTSD according to childhood adversity types, traumatic experience types and life-course stage.MethodEpidemiological data were analysed from the World Mental Health Surveys… CONTINUE READING
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