This research was supported by the following NIMH grants R01 50837, R01 50838, R01 50839, R01 50840, R01 50850, R01 MH051415, K23 MH073708, K05 MH 01645, 1K23 MH080942.
Article first published online: 15 APR 2010
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Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 66, Issue 6, pages 583–598, June 2010
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Pérez Benítez, C. I., Yen, S., Shea, M. T., Edelen, M. O., Markowitz, J. C., McGlashan, T. H., Ansell, E. B., Grilo, C. M., Skodol, A. E., Gunderson, J. G. and Morey, L. C. (2010), Ethnicity in trauma and psychiatric disorders: findings from the collaborative longitudinal study of personality disorders. J. Clin. Psychol., 66: 583–598. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20686
This article was reviewed by Erica Angert, Ph.D.
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2010
- Article first published online: 15 APR 2010
- child abuse;
- African Americans;
The study's aims are to explore ethnic differences in rates of adverse childhood experiences and lifetime traumatic events and in rates of psychiatric disorders for patients exposed to similar traumas. Rates of these events and rates of major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress, substance use, and borderline personality disorders were compared among 506 non-Hispanic Whites (N-HW), 108 Latina(o)s, and 94 African Americans (AA) participating in the Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorder Study. We found that Whites reported higher rates of neglect than African Americans and Latina(o)s, higher rates of verbal/emotional abuse than African Americans, and higher rates of accidents and injuries/feared serious injury than Latina(o)s. African Americans had higher rates of seeing someone injured/killed than Whites. No significant interaction was observed between adverse events and ethnicity for mental disorders. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: 66:1–16, 2010.