Study Links Childhood Trauma to Adult Depression, Physical Ailments

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 (Courtesy Center for Youth Wellness)

Childhood traumas like divorce, abuse and neglect can significantly increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's, chronic pulmonary disease, stroke and asthma, according to a study of California adults released on Wednesday. We'll talk to one of the authors of the report, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. The center, located in the Bayview District, recently received a $3 million grant from Google for its work.

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Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness