CitationKim, Youngmi; Lee, Haenim; & Park, Aely (2021). Patterns of adverse childhood experiences and depressive symptoms: self-esteem as a mediating mechanism. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. , PMCID: PMC8243305
AbstractThere is a growing interest in the co-occurring natures of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and unmeasured types of adversity. The current body of knowledge may also lack plausible mechanisms linking ACEs to mental health in young adulthood. This study aims to identify early adversity patterns using expanded ACEs items and investigate the pathway of ACEs and self-esteem to depressive symptoms in young adulthood.
Keyword(s)Adverse childhood experiences
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology