Journal article

The association between adverse childhood experiences and common mental disorders and suicidality: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Berhe W Sahle, Nicola J Reavley, Wenjing Li, Amy J Morgan, Marie Bee Hui Yap, Andrea Reupert, Anthony F Jorm

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry | SPRINGER | Published : 2021


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are related to increased risk of common mental disorders. This umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses aimed to identify the key ACEs that are consistently associated with increased risk of mental disorders and suicidality. We searched PsycINFO, PubMed, and Google Scholar for systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the association between ACEs and common mental disorders or suicidality published from January 1, 2009 until July 11, 2019. The methodological quality of included reviews was evaluated using the AMSTAR2 checklist. The effect sizes reported in each meta-analysis were combined using a random-effects model. Meta-regressions were co..

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Awarded by NHMRC

Awarded by Beyond Blue

Funding Acknowledgements

NHMRC and Beyond Blue co-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Mental Health (#1153419).