The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult DiseaseBook - 2012
"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 Sick will 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."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, c2012
Description: xvii, 301 p. ; 25 cm
Branch Call Number: 155.93 Kar