Scared Sick

The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease

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By Robin Karr-Morse

With Meredith S. Wiley

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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.
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On Sale
Jan 3, 2012
Page Count
320 pages
Publisher
Basic Books
ISBN-13
9780465013548

Robin Karr-Morse

About the Author

Robin Karr-Morse is a family therapist and the former Director of Parents Training for the Oregon Child Welfare System. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Meredith S. Wiley is the State Director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids New York. She lives in Albany, New York.

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