Thursday, March 19, 2015

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across A Lifetime

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris shares data that shows how the stress of abuse and neglect has effects that unfold across a lifetime. (For instance: Kids who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are, when they grow up, at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer.) A compelling plea for pediatric medicine to confront trauma, head-on.


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