- Hardcover: 329 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 20, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521880262
- ISBN-13: 978-0521880268
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic 1st Edition
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For those who wish to be "part of the solution, not part of the problem," this book brings one up-to-date--the authors and editors have done an excellent job making "cutting edge" science not only comprehensible but compelling: I could not put this down.
I know the truth behind this book because I've lived it. For years, I've thought there was some connection between the type of abuse I experienced and the medical problems I dealt with later in life - real, easy-to-diagnose, and severe health problems. The very things that traumatized me in early life scarred me permanently, physically and psychologically. Yes, we've been able to treat both, but not without considerable pain and lasting changes in my life. And the cost to society for one person (me) based on my medical treatment alone already exceeds six figures and counting. And that doesn't include lost earnings and the lessening of my potential to contribute to society. The trauma of my childhood has finally left me disabled on a long-term basis - that means you through tax and insurances dollars are footing the bill So, it's not just about what happened to me, but is what is happening to society as a result of our failures to tune in and respond to this epidemic as we would others. The losses I've experienced are already there, but what about all the children out there right now? We can and need to help them. Society can act to respond to this epidemic, even though it may be hard.
Please read this book with an open mind. Every so often a book comes along that may change how we see things and alter our world for the better. I think this is one of those books!