How Childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

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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. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. Another reason why Imago therapy can facilitate up river prevention, as well as downriver cure.

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Carol Dixon
Carol Dixon
Richard and I have been married for nearly 30 years. Imago saved our marriage! Since we attended our first couples workshop we have not looked back. And my work feels more like a calling than an everyday job!

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