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Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease Hardcover – January 3, 2012
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information-packed.... The authors do make a very persuasive case that preventive measures should be taken to eliminate or mitigate early trauma”
A wake-up call? Absolutely.”
Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Executive Director, Mindsight Institute, Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, and author of Mindsight
Karr-Morse and Wiley have done it again! Scared Sick raises many profound and urgent questions about how stress during the earliest moments of our livesin utero and out in the worldcan create lasting negative impacts on the health of our bodies and minds. While many of the exact details remain to be clarified with further research, this book's summary of the science of stress creates a call to action that is quite clear: We need to awaken ourselves to the importance of both preventing toxic stress early in life and helping the many who have been affected during these early years to have the healing support that is available in the form of social connections and mindful reflective skills that can lead us in new and helpful directions in our collective lives.”
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Meredith S. Wiley is the State Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids New York. She lives in Albany, New York.
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With as little detail as possible: I adore my husband but he has wanted a divorce for over two years. (We have been separated most of this time.) I had resisted. Then I read this book and realized that no matter how much I love him he is not the right person for me. In 10 years we lived in three states and had so many challenges that your head would spin. He thrives on changes and challenges. I stress. I want/need a stable, rather dull, quiet life :-) I finally was able to start looking at what I truly need and how to "take care" of myself.
I like the approach the author uses. As infants and young children who are traumatized, we are victims, yet it (trauma) is not the real focus for those over 40. It is how that trauma will surface 40 or 50 years later as predictable diseases.
Author Robin Karr-Morse has much to say towards the end of the book about raising children today that I hope more people will embrace. Ms. Karr-Morse is a great writer in that she really presents the scientific research without the book being too technical and it is anything but dry. It has a very balanced feel to it that I appreciated.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. If blessed by a loving, functional family, this book will give you insights into those not as fortunate as yourself and answer why they act/react the way they do when stress overwhelms them. If, like so many people, you come from a dysfunctional background, I believe you will gain insights into how to treat yourself more gently, how to better raise your children or grandchildren, and how to make a difference in the lives of those you love.