Year of publication / 2023

Child maltreatment and mental health disorders in the Australian population

Emotional abuse Full sample Mental disorders Multi-type maltreatment Prevalence Sexual abuse
The infographic presents Australian population level data and is based on our full sample of Australians aged 16-65+.

This infographic highlights the significant association between childhood experiences of maltreatment and the development of mental disorder over life. It also shows that maltreatment dramatically increased the odds of four serious mental disorders and of having a mental disorder.

Suggested citation

We recommend citing the original paper these data come from: Scott, JG, et al. (2023). The association between child maltreatment and mental disorders in the Australian Child Maltreatment Study. Med J Aust. 218 (6).