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.
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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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