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May 27, 2017

Adverse Childhood Experiences-Part 1

Kevin is 11 years old and has grown up in an abusive home. He has scars from being beaten and punched by his alcoholic father. Kevin is being raised in a family that lives below the poverty line and has to struggle even for regular meals. Kevin has painful experiences of seeing his mother being violently treated. He also has bad memories of his father being imprisoned in the past. Kevin is often humiliated, belittled, and yelled at. When Kevin started having frequent nightmares and his teacher suspected ADHD, the pediatrician screened him for Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs, wherein Kevin got a high ACE score of 6. 

According to studies, what this would reveal is that compared with people who have zero ACEs, people with an ACEs score of 4 or more, later in their adult life have a 240 percent greater risk of hepatitis, were 390 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema or chronic bronchitis), and a 240 percent h...

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