Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative, stressful, traumatizing events that occur before the age of 18 and confer health risk across the lifespan. The 10 best studied ACEs are divided into the umbrellas of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. These experiences create toxic stress. Children with ongoing, unmitigated toxic stress develop patterns of maladaptive behaviors and physiological disruptions that compromise health over the lifespan. In other words, these negative patterns persist into adulthood. Now there is hope.
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If you are an adult and believe you’ve experienced toxic stress as a child and would like to discuss this with me, I have virtual appointments available for us every Thursday morning. Please create an appointment for us to get together and talk.