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Adverse childhood experiences research: commonalities with similar, arguably identical, literatures and the need for integration

  • Andy P. Siddaway

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact cannot be clearly distinguished from other distressing life experiences. Much can be therefore be learned by integrating ACEs research with similar, well-established literatures. Future research needs to explain individual differences in relationships between ACEs and particular variables and locate reliable and strong risk factors for ACEs themselves.

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Correspondence: Andy P. Siddaway, BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Behavioural Science Centre, Stirling Management School, 3B55 Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK. Email: andy.siddaway@stir.ac.uk

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Declaration of interest: None.

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Adverse childhood experiences research: commonalities with similar, arguably identical, literatures and the need for integration

  • Andy P. Siddaway

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Adverse childhood experiences research: commonalities with similar, arguably identical, literatures and the need for integration

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