It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after year. Researchers estimate that more than 150 million people around the world could be living with dementia by 2050.
In this instant classic of developmental psychology, a renowned psychiatrist examines the effect that trauma can have on a child, reveals how PTSD impacts the developing mind, and outlines the path to recovery.
Cutting-edge research tells us that experiencing childhood emotional trauma can play a large role in whether we develop physical disease in adulthood. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the growing scientific link between childhood adversity and adult physical disease.
In my keynote for the 2019 New Jersey Prevention Network Annual Conference in Atlantic City, I explain how childhood adversity can change body and brain, triggering epigenetic shifts that affect physical and mental health later in life; why girls are at higher risk for Adverse Childhood Experiences...