Childhood adversities and psychosocial disorders.

  title={Childhood adversities and psychosocial disorders.},
  author={Barbara Maughan and Geraldine Mccarthy},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={53 1},
Adverse childhood experiences--especially inadequacies in early parental care--are associated with elevated rates of both acute and chronic psychosocial disorders in adult life. In most instances, adverse outcomes are confined to a minority of children exposed; variations in the severity or pervasiveness of early risk, individual differences in susceptibility, and interactions with later stressors are all thus likely to be important in mediating effects. At present, knowledge of intervening… CONTINUE READING

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