9780465013548

Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465013548

  • ISBN10:

    0465013546

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/3/2012
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

The first years of human life are more important than we ever realized. In Scared Sick, Robin Karr-Morse connects psychology, neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics to demonstrate how chronic fear in infancy and early childhood-- when we are most helpless--lies at the root of common diseases in adulthood. Compassionate and based on the latest research, Scared Sickwill unveil a major public health crisis. Highlighting case studies and cutting-edge scientific findings, Karr- Morse shows how our innate fight-or-flight system can injure us if overworked in the early stages of life. Persistent stress can trigger diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and addiction later on.

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