Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample

@article{Bethell2019PositiveCE,
  title={Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental and Relational Health in a Statewide Sample},
  author={Christina Bethell and Jennifer Jones and Narangerel. Gombojav and Jeff Linkenbach and R. D. Sege},
  journal={JAMA Pediatrics},
  year={2019},
  volume={173}
}
Key Points Question Are positive childhood experiences (PCEs) associated with adult depression and/or poor mental health (D/PMH) and adult-reported social and emotional support (ARSES) independent from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? Findings In this cross-sectional study, adults reporting higher PCEs had lower odds of D/PMH and greater ARSES after accounting for ACEs. The associations of PCEs with D/PMH also remained stable when controlling for ARSES. Meaning Positive childhood… 
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