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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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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…

In the Journals

Suicide risk increases following hospital discharge for injury

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Adolescents discharged from the hospital after adversity-related injury, including self-inflicted, drug- or alcohol-related, or violent injury, had…

FDA News

FDA approves Mydayis for ADHD in adolescents

June 21, 2017
The FDA recently approved Mydayis, a once-daily mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product from Shire, for treatment of ADHD in individuals…

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Neighborhood disadvantage, not family, affects adolescent brain development

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Neighborhood disadvantage was associated with altered brain development from early to late adolescence; however, positive parenting moderate negative…

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