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Adverse childhood events likely to be passed in generations, are root of many chronic conditions

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA —  Screening for adverse childhood events, such as child abuse or household dysfunction, in adults within a primary care setting may identify who is likely to pass along the same adverse events to their children especially mothers according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

This process is especially important because children who experience adverse childhood events (ACEs) have a difficult time with memory, emotion regulation, attention and building relationships because of impaired neurodevelopment. A direct correlation has also been noted with an increased chance of health-risk behaviors in adulthood that heighten the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), depression, obesity or smoking. Additionally, exposure to these events in childhood increases the risk for stroke, cancer, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Perceived Stress in Family Caregivers of Individuals With Mental Illness

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, June 2017, Volume 55 Issue 6
The current study aimed to measure the stress levels of family caregivers of individuals with mental illness and…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services February 2017 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include hope and mental health in young adult college students, innovative mental health clinical placement, and…
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