The medical community is deliberately ignoring data about childhood trauma

You know how I keep talking about how the professional class is propping up the divorce culture? Well, that’s not all they are doing.

…despite twenty years of research linking childhood stress to adult disease, the majority of the medical community acts as if these findings don’t exist… only a few medical schools teach students about how childhood suffering influences adult disease. The majority of medical schools leave this science out.

Twenty years of research all showing a link between childhood stress and adult disease. TWENTY YEARS. So what is childhood trauma?

These include obvious sexual and physical abuse, but also stressors that many consider to be normal — growing up with divorced parents, living with a depressed or alcoholic mom or dad, having a parent who belittled or humiliated you – or simply not feeling as if your family had your back. People who’d experienced four such categories of childhood adversity were twice as likely to be diagnosed with cancer and depression as adults.

I have never once had a medical doctor ask me about childhood stressors. Have you? Why is the medical community ignoring data that clearly shows a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life?

“To whom much is given, much is required.” Doctors claim to know better, so we deserve an answer to that question.

See also: Divorce is killing our children: a medical doctor speaks out

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Author: everybodysdaughter

I'm an adult child of divorce, having been raised in multiple divorce/remarriage situations. I'm writing in order to shed light on the problems of divorce from the perspective of the child. I will also discuss problems with other non-triad family structures, since there is a lot of overlap. People often think that better parenting skills will overcome problems in non-triad arrangements. While I agree that parenting skills are important, they cannot overcome the problems I discuss such as fractured ontology and perpetual liminality. I converted to the Catholic faith in 2012, and will discuss Catholic things from time to time as well.

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