Children subjected to repeated trauma are significantly more likely to have high levels of chronic disease. That’s according to research findings presented to the Joint Commission on Health Care, which also looked at the effects of trauma on the young brain. The findings could result in a paradigm shift toward early diagnosis and treatment.
“Adverse Childhood Experiences” include deprivation, abuse, feeling unloved, witnessing violence, and other traumas. Dr. Allison Jackson said they disrupt neurological development-as seen in a photo of a neglected child’s brain.