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research on physiological effects of childhood trauma - looking for paper

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by sianrecovery, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. sianrecovery

    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    Could anyone signpost any useful papers they have seen on the long-term effects of childhood trauma? I mean physical, rather than psychological effects.

    Thanks
  2. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    The psychological effects are physical.
    It affects the development of the brain, the connections made and reinforced during the brain's construction are not "normal" - they are formed by the experience the child has, which is NOT that of a normal child who is loved unconditionally.

    I'm sorry, I don't know of any papers on the subject.
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  3. sianrecovery

    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    I absolutely understand the pysch effects are physical, I've lived with them for a long time. I'm just after some stuff I saw someone reference on the endocrine effects over the long term.
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    peggy-sue

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    "I've lived with them for a long time." :hug:

    me too.
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    I'd start with Jason's papers and the references in them. Sorry, too tired to read his introduction and find more papers for you tonight. If you can't find the full text online, it's likely you can get a copy simply by writing the author. Other person who might be able to offer advice: http://eleanorsteinmd.ca/

    Sexual abuse, physical abuse, chronic fatigue, and chronic fatigue syndrome: a community-based study.
    Taylor RR, Jason LA.
    J Nerv Ment Dis. 2001 Oct;189(10):709-15.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11708672

    Chronic fatigue, abuse-related traumatization, and psychiatric disorders in a community-based sample.
    Taylor RR, Jason LA.
    Soc Sci Med. 2002 Jul;55(2):247-56.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12144139

    it's not clear from the titles, but these papers say such abuse is a risk factor for a wide variety of diseases including general chronic fatigue, but Jason did not find it to be a risk for Fukuda-CFS.

    hugs,
    Willowj
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    thanks Willow, perfect. Hope you got a decent night's sleep xxx
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    great SOC, that's just right!

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