Lifetime traumas and mental health: the significance of cumulative adversity.

  title={Lifetime traumas and mental health: the significance of cumulative adversity.},
  author={R. Turner and D. Lloyd},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  volume={36 4},
  • R. Turner, D. Lloyd
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • This paper reports the community prevalence of 20 life traumas and considers their individual relevance as risk factors for psychiatric disorder. Also presented is the first evidence on the mental health significance of cumulative adversity as indexed by a count of lifetime exposure to a wide array of potentially traumatic events. The question of the importance of considering such events within efforts to assess variations in life stress is also examined. Our results demonstrate clear… CONTINUE READING
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