Developmental timing of child maltreatment and symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation in young adulthood: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

@article{Dunn2013DevelopmentalTO,
  title={Developmental timing of child maltreatment and symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation in young adulthood: results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.},
  author={Erin C Dunn and Katie A. McLaughlin and Natalie B Slopen and Jonathan Rosand and Jordan W. Smoller},
  journal={Depression and anxiety},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={955-64}
}
BACKGROUND Child maltreatment is a potent risk factor for psychopathology. Although the developmental timing of first exposure to maltreatment is considered important in shaping risk of future psychopathology, no consensus exists on whether earlier or later exposures are more deleterious. This study examines whether age at first exposure to abuse is associated with subsequent depression and suicidal ideation. METHODS Data were drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (n… CONTINUE READING