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February 2010

This Month in Archives of General Psychiatry

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67(2):109. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.195

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.

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