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Green et al examined multivariate associations of numerous retrospectively reported childhood adversities (CAs) with first onset of diverse DSM-IV disorders. A variety of CAs had powerful associations with onset of DSM-IV disorders throughout the life course. Little specificity was found for association of particular CAs with particular disorders. These results suggest that prior studies of single CAs overestimated individual effects.
This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67(2):109. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.195