Spoiled Children of Divorce


Accelerated Aging Study
September 26, 2012, 7:58 pm
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A study at Univeristy of California, San Francisco has found that adults with PTSD who come from traumatic childhoods age more quickly than adults who have PTSD but who did not have trauma in childhood. The study was headed by Aoife O’Donovan, ph.d.

The aging process is measured by something called telomere biology.

The study doesn’t mention divorce. That cuts into the California dream. Examples of what describe trauma are violence and neglect and others. Go
Help the schmuck who brings in the d word. Or step- word (unless a parent)

Risk of accelerated aging seen in PTSD patients with childhood trauma.



ACE Study – Dr. Vincent Felitti
September 13, 2012, 11:46 pm
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Dr. Vincent Felitti is conducting a study about how bad childhood experiences Could be tied to chronic illness as an adult. This is called the AIM study which stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. I googled his name together with the word divorce expecting that nothing would pop up but got this instead.
Felitti is asking doctors to ask patients about whether or not they grew up in divorce. Yaay! And Thank You! One study showed a greatly reduced amount of visits needed when doctors take into account a person’s emotional past. And he includes divorce. There are bunch of videos describing the study which I’m going to listen to later.

“The Relation Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turn Gold into Lead.” by Vincent J. Felitti, M.D.