Stressful experiences in children and adolescents: initial report from the PSEI-NCPV Honolulu Study

Hawaii Med J. 2003 Mar;62(3):53-8.


As part of a federal study on the biology of stress and resilience, a comprehensive, structured stress-history interview (PSEI-NCPV) was administered to 307 participants recruited in Honolulu. A moderate correlation between childhood stress and current depression was found. A relatively high rate of "severe bullying/hazing," and a high mean stress-intensity rating for "blood-drawing induced anxiety" call for further research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Hawaii
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Recall
  • Middle Aged
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stress, Psychological* / epidemiology
  • Stress, Psychological* / etiology