Global study of urban poor links childhood adversity to adolescent violence and depression

In poor urban areas around the world, exposure to adverse events as children — including physical and emotional neglect, violence, and sexual abuse — is strongly associated with both adolescent depression and violence perpetrated by young people, with the data suggesting that boys are suffering even more than girls, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org