Key PointsQuestionWhat is the association of self-reports of childhood abuse with adult all-cause mortality? FindingIn this cohort study, the experience of retrospectively reported severe physical abuse, moderate physical abuse, or emotional abuse in childhood were all associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality during a 20-year follow-up period in women but not in men. MeaningIn addition to its established psychiatric consequences, reports of childhood abuse may also have long-term ramifications for health and longevity among women.
JAMA Psychiatry – American Medical Association
Published: Sep 17, 2016