Spousal concordance in adverse childhood experiences and the association with depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults: findings across China, the US, and Europe

05 June 2023

Frontiers in Public Health

Sun Weidi, Ren Ziyang, Zhu Siyu, Cheng Siqing, Liu Wen, Li Ho Cheung William, Xia Wei, Yuan Changzheng, Adeloye Davies, Rudan Igor, Canoy Dexter, Song Peige, on behalf of the Global Health Epidemiology Research Group (GHERG)

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with higher depressive risks in adulthood. Whether respondents’ ACEs are associated with their own depressive symptoms in adulthood and whether this association extends to their spouses’ depressive symptoms remain unexplored.