How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime


Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up.


In her TEDMED Talk, Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

This is her impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.


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