News Release

Adverse childhood experiences and adult mental health outcomes

JAMA Psychiatry

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of this study using twin data support an association between adverse childhood experiences and poor mental health in adulthood, notwithstanding evidence for familial confounding from shared genetic and environmental factors. These findings suggest that targeted interventions may be associated with reduced risks of future psychopathology. 

Authors: Hilda Björk Daníelsdóttir, M.Sc., of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland, is the corresponding author.

To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link


Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

#  #  #

Embed this link to provide your readers free access to the full-text article This link will be live at the embargo time

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.