The Deepest Well

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Book - 2018
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The story of Diego, a boy who stopped growing after a sexual trauma, galvanized Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harrisr to dig deeper into the connections between toxic stress and the lifelong illnesses she was tracking among many of her patients and their families. A survey of more than 17,000 adult patients' "adverse childhood experiences" or ACEs, like divorce, substance abuse, or neglect, had proved that the higher a person's ACE score the worse their health - and led Burke Harris to an astonishing breakthrough. Childhood stress changes our neural systems and lasts a lifetime. Burke Harris illuminates her journey of discovery, from research labs nationwide to her own pediatric practice in San Francisco. For anyone who has faced a difficult childhood, or who cares about the millions of children who do, these innovative health interventions represent vitally important hope for change. Nadine Burke Harris is CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris found an unsettling trend when examining patients at her clinic
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
Branch Call Number: 618.928521 B959d
Characteristics: xvi, 251 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 24, 2019

Loaned from Peggy Peterson. Well written, scientific and very interesting and informative!

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