Stress and development of depression and heavy drinking in adulthood: moderating effects of childhood trauma.


Purpose: Studies suggest that childhood trauma is linked to both depression and heavy drinking in adulthood, and may create a lifelong vulnerability to stress. Few studies have explored the effects of stress sensitization on the development of depression or heavy drinking among those who have experienced traumatic childhood events. This study aimed to determine the effect of childhood trauma on the odds of experiencing depression or heavy drinking in the face of an adult life stressor, using a large population-based Canadian cohort.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2013

Topics: Mental Health, Other

Authors: Ian Colman, Yasmin Garad, Yiye Zeng, Kiyuri Naicker, Murray Weeks, Scott Patten, Peter Jones, Angus Thompson, T. Cameron Wild

ISSN: 0933-7954

ISSN (online): 1433-9285

Journal Title: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

Volume: 48

Issue: 2

Pages: 265-274