Adult resilience after child abuse

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Growing evidence links adverse childhood experiences to health problems decades later. A study of adults followed in midlife finds that perceived social support predicts lower subsequent mortality, particularly for adults reporting child abuse, suggesting that supportive relationships buffer long-term health in the context of early maltreatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-245
Number of pages2
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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