The differential impacts of early physical and sexual abuse and internalizing problems on daytime cortisol rhythm in school-aged children.

@article{Cicchetti2010TheDI,
  title={The differential impacts of early physical and sexual abuse and internalizing problems on daytime cortisol rhythm in school-aged children.},
  author={Dante Cicchetti and Fred A. Rogosch and Megan R. Gunnar and Sheree L. Toth},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={252-69}
}
The impact of early physical and sexual abuse (EPA/SA) occurring in the first 5 years of life was investigated in relation to depressive and internalizing symptomatology and diurnal cortisol regulation. In a summer camp context, school-aged maltreated (n = 265) and nonmaltreated (n = 288) children provided morning and late afternoon saliva samples on 5 consecutive days. Child self-report and adult observer reports of child internalizing and depressive symptoms were obtained. Children… CONTINUE READING