People who were abused or neglected as children have increased risk of depression. Childhood physical abuse increases the lifetime risk for depression. Child maltreatment increases the risk for current depression. Adults with a history of childhood sexual abuse report more depression symptoms than people who did not experience such trauma. Abused or neglected individual with depression are also more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for at least one other mental disorder, such as drug dependence, posttraumatic stress disorder or antisocial personality disorder. Early diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that may arise from childhood abuse or maltreatment is important to prevent harmful, long-lasting effects on functioning.