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Common stressful life events and difficulties are associated with mental health symptoms and substance use in young adolescents

  • Nancy CP Low1Email author,
  • Erika Dugas2,
  • Erin O’Loughlin2,
  • Daniel Rodriguez3,
  • Gisele Contreras2, 4,
  • Michael Chaiton5 and
  • Jennifer O’Loughlin2, 4, 6
BMC Psychiatry201212:116

DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-116

Received: 16 February 2012

Accepted: 31 July 2012

Published: 17 August 2012

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Original Submission
16 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dorothea Isele
19 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Katy Robjant
28 May 2012 Author responded Author comments - Nancy C Low
Resubmission - Version 3
28 May 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
6 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dorothea Isele
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
31 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
17 Aug 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-116

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montréal
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto
Institut national de santé publique du Québec