More and more research is being conducted that analyzes the effects of childhood trauma on adult health. Childhood trauma is defined as a life event that threatens the safety of the child or their caregivers. It can either be acute or chronic in nature. Typical symptoms from a traumatic event include reduced ability to concentrate, trouble sleeping, withdrawal, anger, and some severe psychiatric conditions like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Recent studies are also beginning to show that children take away other long-lasting mental effects from these situations as well, such as migraine symptoms that can develop in adulthood.
17 million people live with cerebral palsy worldwide and another 350 million are closely connected with someone who does. March is a whole month dedicated to spreading awareness about cerebral palsy. In an effort to help everyone learn about this condition, let’s spend some time going over the basics. First things first, there are nine … Read more
Think of chronic pain, and a young person is likely not the first image to pop in your mind. About 5% of children and adolescents live with the condition, however, according to research from the American Pain Society. Their burden is largely silent, yet no less burdensome than an adult with pain. Young people with … Read more
Five years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! initiative to curtail staggeringly high rates of childhood obesity. The program emphasizes wholesome habits for food and fitness in hopes of making kids healthier within one generation. About one-third of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to the campaign, and that … Read more