Journal article

Male-type depression symptoms in young men with a history of childhood sexual abuse and current hazardous alcohol use

Simon M Rice, David Kealy, Zac E Seidler, Courtney C Walton, John L Oliffe, John S Ogrodniczuk

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The prevalence of male-type or externalising depression symptoms (e.g., anger, risk-taking, emotion suppression) were examined with cross-sectional online convenience sample of 1,277 help-seeking young men (M=23.64, SD=3.61 years). Almost a quarter (21.9%) of the sample reported childhood sexual abuse (CSA) exposure, and most (68.8%) endorsed past 2-week suicide ideation. All male-type depression symptoms were frequently (>30%) endorsed across the sample, and were positively correlated with past 2-week suicide ideation. An adjusted CSA exposure × alcohol risk interaction (p=.013) indicated elevated male-type depression scores for those with a CSA history and hazardous alcohol use. Results ar..

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Grants

Awarded by Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne


Funding Acknowledgements

SMR was supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (GNT1158881) , and the Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. CCW was supported by a McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne (MCK2020292) .