What is it about?

Your negative childhood experiences not only impact your health later, but also negatively impact your spouse.

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Why is it important?

Childhood adversity was associated with more chronic illness and an accelerated speed of aging. Further, participants’ health in adulthood was affected by both own and partner experiences of childhood adversity. There were no gender differences.


In addition to the results highlighted in the article, I also wanted to mention the correlation between couples childhood adversity experiences. It is of the most interesting findings to me personally. I am looking forward to see future studies on the concordance and discordance of couples' experiences and health outcomes. Last but not least, I hope you find this article interesting to read and thank you for taking your time to read this article.

Yue Zhang
University of Georgia

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This page is a summary of: Childhood adversity and adult health: A dyadic analysis of Black American couples., Health Psychology, September 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/hea0001238.
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