Patterns of exposure to adverse childhood experiences and their associations with mental health: a survey of 1346 university students in East Asia

  title={Patterns of exposure to adverse childhood experiences and their associations with mental health: a survey of 1346 university students in East Asia},
  author={Grace Wing Ka Ho and Daniel Bressington and Thanos Karatzias and Wai Tong Chien and Sachiko {\^I}noue and P. J. Yang and Athena C. Y. Chan and Philip Hyland},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Introduction Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) constitute a significant global mental health burden. Prior studies typically investigated the impact of ACEs on mental health using a cumulative risk approach; most ACEs studies were also conducted in Western settings. Purpose This study aimed to examine ACEs using a pattern-based approach and assess their associations with mental health outcomes by early adulthood in East Asia. Methods The present study included measures of exposure to 13… 

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