Childhood trauma and current anxiety among college men
In an examination of the prevalence and effects of childhood trauma among college freshmen, as expected, the majority of 515 youth reported at least one traumatic experience in childhood. When fear of death or serious injury accompanies a traumatic event, posttraumatic symptoms may be more likely. As hypothesized, scores on the Reaction Index by Frederick were elevated for subjects who reported trauma with concurrent fear. The combination of trauma and fear was also associated with elevated scores on trait anxiety. While most adolescents do not develop mental illness following single traumatic events, many may be made more vulnerable to the psychogenic effects of future trauma.
Daugherty, Timothy K. "Childhood trauma and current anxiety among college men." Psychological reports 83, no. 2 (1998): 667-673.