Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

A personal account and a important call for Western medical care:

But shouldn’t physicians consider the whole patient – body and mind – so that they can suggest behavioral health tools that will alleviate both the root causes and the symptoms of disease? When physicians help patients come to the profound revelation that childhood adversity plays a role in the chronic illnesses they face now, they help them to heal physically and emotionally at last.

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