Experiences of severe childhood maltreatment, depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse among adults in Finland

  title={Experiences of severe childhood maltreatment, depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse among adults in Finland},
  author={Wail Rehan and Jan Antfolk and Ada Johansson and Patrick Jern and Pekka Santtila},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Childhood maltreatment increases the risk of subsequent depression, anxiety and alcohol abuse, but the rate of resilient victims is unknown. Here, we investigated the rate of victims that do not suffer from clinical levels of these problems after severe maltreatment in a population-based sample of 10980 adult participants. Compared to men, women reported more severe emotional and sexual abuse, as well as more severe emotional neglect. For both genders, severe emotional abuse (OR = 3.80 [2.22, 6… CONTINUE READING
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