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Watch Dr. Nadine Burke Harris' Ted Talk on research about Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACES) at the url below:
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. Watch Dr. Burke Harris' impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
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