Childhood adversities associated with major depression and/or anxiety disorders in a community sample of Ontario: Issues of co‐morbidity and specificity

  title={Childhood adversities associated with major depression and/or anxiety disorders in a community sample of Ontario: Issues of co‐morbidity and specificity},
  author={Robert Levitan and Neil A. Rector and Tess Sheldon and Paula N. Goering},
  journal={Depression and Anxiety},
It has been well established that early adversity is a major risk factor for depression and for anxiety disorders in various populations and age groups. Few studies have considered the relative strength of these associations and the possible role of co‐morbid depression/anxiety in understanding them. Using data from a large community sample of Ontario, Canada, we examined the relative strength of the associations between early physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or parental strain with depression… 

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