All In The Family

Dr. VIncent Felitti

Dr. VIncent Felitti


Alcoholism. Respiratory disease. Cancer. Obesity.  We're told that these can be the results of genetics, stress and poor nutrition. But in recent years, an extraordinary, retrospective study reveals that childhood abuse may lie at the core of some diseases that show up in middle-aged adults. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell talks to Dr. Vincent Felitti about the physiological results of psychological trauma.

Related Websites:

The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Adverse Childhood Experiences - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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