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andthistoomustpass
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Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Postby andthistoomustpass » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:45 am

I have just listened to a podcast on the ACE study.
https://mowe.blog/podcast/how-childhood-can-haunt-us/

The ACE study linked a vast number of physical and social ailments in adults to traumatic childhood experiences. This includes the obvious stuff such as morbid obesity and drug addiction but also suggests that the changes in the brain and hormone production linked to childhood trauma can lead to increased susceptibility to various physical diseases including cancers.

I found it really interesting in validating my own beliefs about the need to treat the MH causes of a number of physical and social ills. I also found it interesting that this view appears controversial. The podcast discusses some reasons why many people, including sufferers, dismiss MH as a cause. I was disappointed that these discussions did not include my belief that ego plays a massive part in this (I am better than... ) . It is also much easier to believe that MH issues are the result of a character flaw because then you can say 'It will never happen to me.'

betterinrecovery
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Re: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Postby betterinrecovery » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:38 am

Dear ATTMP,
I have been to the page you have written about and I am getting through it.
Very interesting.
I have been listening to various pod-casts on the BBC, too.
Do you ever listen to the 'All in the mind pod casts' on the BBC i-player?
Also in the psychiatrist chair, with Anthony Clair?
Zoe Wanamaker speaks powerfully about her relationship with her father.
Spike Milligan also one that I found I wanted to listen to again and again.

Very best wishes, will be looking out for more information and insights from you.
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