The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample

Potthast N, Neuner F, Catani C (2014)
Addictive Behaviors 39(5): 949-958.

Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Englisch
Es wurden keine Dateien hochgeladen. Nur Publikationsnachweis!
Abstract / Bemerkung
Studies reporting a link between child maltreatment and addiction have typically focused on physical and sexual abuse. In contrast, emotional maltreatment has rarely been studied in substance-abusing samples although it is associated with a wide range of dysfunction. The current study aimed to determine the specific impact of different types of maltreatment and peer victimization on alcohol dependence and to examine the potentially mediating role of psychopathology. A sample of treatment seeking adults with alcohol dependence (N = 72) underwent an extensive clinical examination including both a standardized interview and self-report measures. Child maltreatment, peer victimization, severity of alcohol dependence, and general psychopathology were assessed. Regression analyses revealed that emotional maltreatment was the strongest predictor of alcohol dependence severity whereas a unique contribution of peer victimization was not found. Our findings suggest that emotional maltreatment might have a major role in the etiology of AD that seems to exceed the contribution of other abuse and victimization experiences. Thereby, the study underscores the need for considering child maltreatment experiences in the prevention and treatment of AD. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Child abuse; Alcohol dependence; Substance use problems; Early traumatization; Emotional maltreatment; Neglect
Addictive Behaviors
Page URI


Potthast N, Neuner F, Catani C. The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample. Addictive Behaviors. 2014;39(5):949-958.
Potthast, N., Neuner, F., & Catani, C. (2014). The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), 949-958. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2014.01.015
Potthast, Nadine, Neuner, Frank, and Catani, Claudia. 2014. “The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample”. Addictive Behaviors 39 (5): 949-958.
Potthast, N., Neuner, F., and Catani, C. (2014). The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample. Addictive Behaviors 39, 949-958.
Potthast, N., Neuner, F., & Catani, C., 2014. The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample. Addictive Behaviors, 39(5), p 949-958.
N. Potthast, F. Neuner, and C. Catani, “The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample”, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 39, 2014, pp. 949-958.
Potthast, N., Neuner, F., Catani, C.: The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample. Addictive Behaviors. 39, 949-958 (2014).
Potthast, Nadine, Neuner, Frank, and Catani, Claudia. “The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample”. Addictive Behaviors 39.5 (2014): 949-958.

112 References

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

American, 2000

Annis, 1987
The Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale: A self‐rated instrument for the quantification of thoughts about alcohol and drinking behavior
Anton, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 19(), 1995
Single versus multi-type maltreatment
Arata, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 11(), 2005
Child psychological maltreatment
Barnett, 2004
Neglected children, shame-proneness, and depressive symptoms.
Bennett DS, Sullivan MW, Lewis M., Child Maltreat 15(4), 2010
PMID: 20724372

Berking, 2010
Gender differences in chronic medical, psychiatric, and substance-dependence disorders among jail inmates.
Binswanger IA, Merrill JO, Krueger PM, White MC, Booth RE, Elmore JG., Am J Public Health 100(3), 2009
PMID: 19696388
The short version of the Borderline Symptom List (BSL-23): development and initial data on psychometric properties.
Bohus M, Kleindienst N, Limberger MF, Stieglitz RD, Domsalla M, Chapman AL, Steil R, Philipsen A, Wolf M., Psychopathology 42(1), 2008
PMID: 19023232
Developmental pathways from child maltreatment to peer rejection.
Bolger KE, Patterson CJ., Child Dev 72(2), 2001
PMID: 11333084
The relationship of childhood abuse history and substance use in an Alaska sample.
Brems C, Namyniuk L., Subst Use Misuse 37(4), 2002
PMID: 12064430
Child maltreatment, emotion regulation, and posttraumatic stress: The impact of emotional abuse
Burns, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 19(), 2010
Social phobia and subtypes in the National Comorbidity Survey — Adolescent supplement: Prevalence, correlates, and comorbidity
Burstein, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 50(), 2011
Emotion and motivation: the role of the amygdala, ventral striatum, and prefrontal cortex.
Cardinal RN, Parkinson JA, Hall J, Everitt BJ., Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26(3), 2002
PMID: 12034134
Child neglect and adolescent violence: examining the effects of self-control and peer rejection.
Chapple CL, Tyler KA, Bersani BE., Violence Vict 20(1), 2005
PMID: 16047934
Child maltreatment.
Cicchetti D, Toth SL., Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1(), 2005
PMID: 17716094
Exposure-based, trauma-focused therapy for comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder – substance use disorder
Coffey, 2003
Craving and physiological reactivity to trauma and alcohol cues in posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol dependence.
Coffey SF, Schumacher JA, Stasiewicz PR, Henslee AM, Baillie LE, Landy N., Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 18(4), 2010
PMID: 20695690
Trauma-focused CBT for youth with complex trauma.
Cohen JA, Mannarino AP, Kliethermes M, Murray LA., Child Abuse Negl 36(6), 2012
PMID: 22749612
Measuring addiction propensity and severity: the need for a new instrument.
Conway KP, Levy J, Vanyukov M, Chandler R, Rutter J, Swan GE, Neale M., Drug Alcohol Depend 111(1-2), 2010
PMID: 20462706
Genetic moderators and psychiatric mediators of the link between sexual abuse and alcohol dependence.
Copeland WE, Magnusson A, Goransson M, Heilig MA., Drug Alcohol Depend 115(3), 2010
PMID: 21193270
Beyond the brain: The role of bullying in adolescent substance abuse
Crothers, Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy 3(), 2012
Does Typography of Substance Abuse and Dependence Differ as a Function of Exposure to Child Maltreatment?
Danielson CK, Amstadter A, Dangelmaier RE, Resnick HS, Saunders BE, Kilpatrick DG., J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse 18(4), 2009
PMID: 20151043
Adverse childhood events as risk factors for substance dependence: partial mediation by mood and anxiety disorders.
Douglas KR, Chan G, Gelernter J, Arias AJ, Anton RF, Weiss RD, Brady K, Poling J, Farrer L, Kranzler HR., Addict Behav 35(1), 2009
PMID: 19720467
Psychiatric comorbidity in hospitalized alcoholics after detoxification treatment
Driessen, European Addiction Research 2(), 1996
Maltreatment by parents and peers: The relationship between child abuse, bully victimization, and psychological distress
Duncan, Child Maltreatment 4(), 1999
An invariant dimensional liability model of gender differences in mental disorder prevalence: evidence from a national sample.
Eaton NR, Keyes KM, Krueger RF, Balsis S, Skodol AE, Markon KE, Grant BF, Hasin DS., J Abnorm Psychol 121(1), 2011
PMID: 21842958
Prevalence of child maltreatment in The Netherlands.
Euser EM, van Ijzendoorn MH, Prinzie P, Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ., Child Maltreat 15(1), 2010
PMID: 19729577
The victimization of children and youth: a comprehensive, national survey.
Finkelhor D, Ormrod R, Turner H, Hamby SL., Child Maltreat 10(1), 2005
PMID: 15611323
New developments in the treatment of PTSD
Foa, 1998
The validation of a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress disorder: The Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale
Foa, Psychological Assessment 9(), 1997
Psychological trauma and PTSD symptoms as predictors of substance dependence treatment outcomes.
Ford JD, Hawke J, Alessi S, Ledgerwood D, Petry N., Behav Res Ther 45(10), 2007
PMID: 17531193
Global reports of childhood maltreatment versus recall of specific maltreatment experiences: Relationships with dysfunctional attitudes and depressive symptoms
Gibb, Cognition and Emotion 17(), 2003
Childhood maltreatment and maltreatment‐specific inferences: A test of Rose and Abramson's (1992) extension of the hopelessness theory
Gibb, Cognition and Emotion 17(), 2003
Burden and consequences of child maltreatment in high-income countries.
Gilbert R, Widom CS, Browne K, Fergusson D, Webb E, Janson S., Lancet 373(9657), 2008
PMID: 19056114
Treating co-occurring axis I disorders in recurrently suicidal women with borderline personality disorder
Harned, Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment 1(), 2009
Multiple substance use among adolescent physical and sexual abuse victims
Harrison, Child Abuse and Neglect 21(), 1997

Hautzinger, 1994
Validität und Reliabilität der Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) und der Social Phobia Scale (SPS)
Heinrichs, Verhaltenstherapie 12(), 2002
Psychological maltreatment.
Hibbard R, Barlow J, Macmillan H; Child Abuse and Neglect and ,; American Academy of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry; Child Maltreatment and Violence, Christian CW, Crawford-Jakubiak JE, Flaherty EG, Leventhal JM, Lukefahr JL, Sege RD., Pediatrics 130(2), 2012
PMID: 22848125
Identifying potential mediators and moderators of the association between child maltreatment and bullying perpetration and victimization in school
Hong, Educational Psychology Review 24(), 2012
Frequency of child maltreatment in a representative sample of the German population.
Iffland B, Brahler E, Neuner F, Hauser W, Glaesmer H., BMC Public Health 13(), 2013
PMID: 24139055
Parenting behaviors associated with risk for offspring personality disorder during adulthood.
Johnson JG, Cohen P, Chen H, Kasen S, Brook JS., Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 63(5), 2006
PMID: 16651515
Eine Untersuchung der psychometrischen Eigenschaften des deutschen Beck-Depressionsinventar (BDI)
Kammer, Diagnostica 29(1), 1983
The epidemiology of co-occurring addictive and mental disorders: implications for prevention and service utilization.
Kessler RC, Nelson CB, McGonagle KA, Edlund MJ, Frank RG, Leaf PJ., Am J Orthopsychiatry 66(1), 1996
PMID: 8720638
Risk factors for adolescent substance abuse and dependence: data from a national sample.
Kilpatrick DG, Acierno R, Saunders B, Resnick HS, Best CL, Schnurr PP., J Consult Clin Psychol 68(1), 2000
PMID: 10710837
[The German Version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): psychometric characteristics in a representative sample of the general population].
Klinitzke G, Romppel M, Hauser W, Brahler E, Glaesmer H., Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 62(2), 2011
PMID: 22203470
Childhood trauma and current psychological functioning in adults with social anxiety disorder.
Kuo JR, Goldin PR, Werner K, Heimberg RG, Gross JJ., J Anxiety Disord 25(4), 2010
PMID: 21183310

Leeb, 2008
Emotional maltreatment and depression: prospective prediction of depressive episodes.
Liu RT, Alloy LB, Abramson LY, Iacoviello BM, Whitehouse WG., Depress Anxiety 26(2), 2009
PMID: 19152341
The impact of childhood maltreatment on young adults' substance abuse.
Lo CC, Cheng TC., Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33(1), 2007
PMID: 17366254
Bullying victimization and substance use among U.S. adolescents: mediation by depression.
Luk JW, Wang J, Simons-Morton BG., Prev Sci 11(4), 2010
PMID: 20422288
Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment
MacMillan, The Lancet 373(), 2008
Agoraphobia, simple phobia, and social phobia in the National Comorbidity Survey.
Magee WJ, Eaton WW, Wittchen HU, McGonagle KA, Kessler RC., Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 53(2), 1996
PMID: 8629891
Familial influence and childhood trauma in female alcoholism.
Magnusson A, Lundholm C, Goransson M, Copeland W, Heilig M, Pedersen NL., Psychol Med 42(2), 2011
PMID: 21798111
Associations between types of maltreatment and substance use during adolescence
Moran, Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal 28(), 2004

Najavits, 2002

Neupane, 2012
Trauma und Sucht: Implikationen für die Psychotherapie
Potthast, SUCHT-Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Praxis 58(), 2012
SPSS and SAS procedures for estimating indirect effects in simple mediation models.
Preacher KJ, Hayes AF., Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 36(4), 2004
PMID: 15641418
Psychological maltreatment in relation to substance use problem severity among youth.
Rosenkranz SE, Muller RT, Henderson JL., Child Abuse Negl 36(5), 2012
PMID: 22622223
Deutsche Version des Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
Rumpf, 2001
Parental verbal abuse and the mediating role of self-criticism in adult internalizing disorders.
Sachs-Ericsson N, Verona E, Joiner T, Preacher KJ., J Affect Disord 93(1-3), 2006
PMID: 16546265
Entwicklung und Evaluation des Fragebogens zu belastenden Sozialerfahrungen in der Peergroup (FBS)
Sansen, Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 42(), 2013
Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in three-through six year-old children: a randomized clinical trial.
Scheeringa MS, Weems CF, Cohen JA, Amaya-Jackson L, Guthrie D., J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52(8), 2010
PMID: 21155776
Prevalence and demographic correlates of childhood maltreatment in an adult community sample.
Scher CD, Forde DR, McQuaid JR, Stein MB., Child Abuse Negl 28(2), 2004
PMID: 15003400
Childhood victimization and alcohol symptoms in females: Causal inferences and hypothesized mediators
Schuck, Child Abuse and Neglect 25(), 2001
Determinants of substance abuse in a population of children and adolescents involved with the child welfare system
Singh, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction 9(), 2011
Who becomes a depressive ruminator? Developmental antecedents of ruminative response style
Spasojevic, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy 16(), 2002
The specificity of childhood adversities and negative life events across the life span to anxiety and depressive disorders.
Spinhoven P, Elzinga BM, Hovens JG, Roelofs K, Zitman FG, van Oppen P, Penninx BW., J Affect Disord 126(1-2), 2010
PMID: 20304501
Psychopathology as an outcome of development.
Sroufe LA., Dev. Psychopathol. 9(2), 1997
PMID: 9201444
Direct and indirect forms of non-suicidal self-injury: evidence for a distinction.
St Germain SA, Hooley JM., Psychiatry Res 197(1-2), 2012
PMID: 22406394
Die Erfassung sozialer Phobie durch die Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS) und die Social Phobia Scale (SPS)
Stangier, Zeitschrift für klinische Psychologie 28(), 1999

Steil, 2000
Victimization from mental and physical bullying and substance use in early adolescence.
Tharp-Taylor S, Haviland A, D'Amico EJ., Addict Behav 34(6-7), 2009
PMID: 19398162
A review of the association between alcohol misuse and bullying victimization in adolescence
Topper, Mind & Brain (), 2011
Borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders: a review and integration.
Trull TJ, Sher KJ, Minks-Brown C, Durbin J, Burr R., Clin Psychol Rev 20(2), 2000
PMID: 10721499

Department, 2010
Reduced medial prefrontal cortex volume in adults reporting childhood emotional maltreatment.
van Harmelen AL, van Tol MJ, van der Wee NJ, Veltman DJ, Aleman A, Spinhoven P, van Buchem MA, Zitman FG, Penninx BW, Elzinga BM., Biol. Psychiatry 68(9), 2010
PMID: 20692648
Adult health status of women with histories of childhood abuse and neglect.
Walker EA, Gelfand A, Katon WJ, Koss MP, Von Korff M, Bernstein D, Russo J., Am. J. Med. 107(4), 1999
PMID: 10527034

Wekerle, 2009
Long-term effects of child abuse and neglect on alcohol use and excessive drinking in middle adulthood.
Widom CS, White HR, Czaja SJ, Marmorstein NR., J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68(3), 2007
PMID: 17446970
Die deutsche Version des Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): Erste Befunde zu den psychometrischen Kennwerten
Wingenfeld, Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie 60(), 2010

Wittchen, 1997
[Short version of the borderline symptom list (BSL-23): development and psychometric evaluation].
Wolf M, Limberger MF, Kleindienst N, Stieglitz RD, Domsalla M, Philipsen A, Steil R, Bohus M., Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 59(8), 2009
PMID: 19274605

World, 1992

World, 2001
Accounting for the association between childhood maltreatment and alcohol-use disorders in males: a twin study.
Young-Wolff KC, Kendler KS, Ericson ML, Prescott CA., Psychol Med 41(1), 2010
PMID: 20346194
Childhood abuse and intake severity in alcohol disorder patients.
Zlotnick C, Johnson DM, Stout RL, Zywiak WH, Johnson JE, Schneider RJ., J Trauma Stress 19(6), 2006
PMID: 17195983

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

Dieser Datensatz im Web of Science®

PMID: 24561015
PubMed | Europe PMC

Suchen in

Google Scholar