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Childhood Trauma Affects Health

Posted by Sandra On June - 10 - 2011

Childhood Exposure to Trauma Ups Physical and Mental Risks

Childhood Exposure to Trauma Ups Physical, Mental Health Risks

A new research study suggests exposure to trauma can increase a child’s risk of developing learning and behavioral problems, and raise a child’s risk of obesity. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers said the findings could encourage physicians to consider diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder rather than attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder, which has similar symptoms to PTSD but very different treatment. Investigators examined children living in a violent, low-income neighborhood and discovered an unexpectedly strong link between abuse, trauma and neglect and the children’s mental and physical health.

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/06/09/childhood-exposure-to-trauma-ups-physical-mental-health-risks/26799.html











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