New report guides pediatricians on how to care for kids’ mental health

This article was first posted at KTVA (CBS News) It’s estimated that one in every five children suffers from a mental disorder such as anxiety and depression that could impact their health into adulthood, yet few kids receive the treatment and services they need. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing a new report […]

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ACEs increases opioid relapse rate by 17% each; ACE-informed treatment visit reduces it by 2%

This article was originally posted at ACEs Too High It’s no surprise that serious childhood trauma can lead people to use opioids. In the absence of healthy alternatives and an understanding of how experiences — such as living with a parent who’s alcoholic or depressed, divorce, and being constantly yelled at when you’re a kid […]

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Borderline Personality Disorder Sufferers 13 Times More Likely To Have Had Childhood Trauma

This article was originally published by Medical Daily. Childhood trauma is more problematic to people suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) than it is to those with other personality disorders and psychosis.This may come as a surprise to people who associate trauma solely with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but in fact BPD is synonymous with poor care and neglect in […]

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Deep Bench: The signs of childhood trauma as abuse increases around the holidays

This article was originally published by WSAW. The word trauma describes a negative event that is emotionally painful and can affect a person’s ability to cope. When it starts in childhood, it can have an impact on your mental health across a lifetime. We talked to Lee Shipway, licensed clinical social worker and executive director […]

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CDC: Childhood Trauma Is A Public Health Issue And We Can Do More To Prevent It

This article was originally published by NPR. Childhood trauma causes serious health repercussions throughout life and is a public health issue that calls for concerted prevention efforts. That’s the takeaway of a report published Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experiencing traumatic things as a child puts you at risk for lifelong […]

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