Early childhood trauma is a risk factor for almost everything, from adult depression to PTSD and most psychiatric disorders, as well as a host of medical problems, including cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke, cancer, and obesity. What changes can occur due to trauma? Behavioral changes resulting from trauma. People … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – health conditions.
Understanding Trauma in Childhood - Exposure and risk; the ACE study. The ACE-study itself. Initially the 'Adverse Childhood Experiences Study' or ACE-study was conducted by Vincent Felitti. He wondered why so many people did drop out of his losing weight program despite successfully losing the weight. He discovered that a majority of 286 … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – the ACE-study.
Your past can influence your present. Doesn’t that seem logic? But what events in the past, especially in childhood are considered a trauma? And what consequences can trauma have on your future health? I’ll write about this and try to provide some tentative answers in this four part series that will be published on … Continue reading Childhood Trauma – what is trauma?