Impact of early childhood adversities on adult psychiatric disorders

@article{Vegt2009ImpactOE,
  title={Impact of early childhood adversities on adult psychiatric disorders},
  author={Esther J. M. Vegt and Wendy Tieman and Jan van der Ende and Robert F. Ferdinand and Frank C. Verhulst and Henning Tiemeier},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={724-731}
}
BackgroundThis study investigated international adoptees who were taken out of their problematic environments as a consequence of their adoption to determine the effects of early adversities on adult psychiatric disorders, and to study whether these effects emerged de novo after childhood.MethodsA total of 1,364 adoptees (63.5% of the baseline sample) were followed. Parents provided information about early adversities prior to adoption, and mental health problems in childhood and adolescence… CONTINUE READING
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