How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

What we found in the ACE study involving seventeen and a half thousand middle-class adults was that life experiences in childhood that are lost in time and then further protected by shame and by secrecy and by social taboos against inquiry into certain realms of human experience—that those life experiences play out powerfully and proportionately …

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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Risk Factors for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Risk Factors for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

What the ACE study did is it sought to take a look at how childhood experiences influence neurodevelopment, the adoption of health risk behaviors, and risk factors for preventable diseases. We looked at ten categories of adverse childhood experience. We looked at abuse — physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Childhood neglect that included physical and …

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