Year: 1999 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, no.4, (April 1999), p.538-543 SIEC No: 20050047

The purpose of this study was to examine psychological & behavioural functioning in psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents who report histories of childhood abuse. When age & depression level were controlled, the high-abuse group was characterized by significantly higher levels of dependency, suicidality, violence, impulsivity, substance use problems, & borderline tendency. (45 refs)