What happens to you in childhood can affect your health for a lifetime. New data shows a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life. Prevention is critical, public health experts say.
Researchers asked adults to reflect back on their happy childhood memories. They found those who recalled more were less likely to have depression in adulthood and had more supportive relationships.
The largest study of its kind shows a high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences — or ACEs — across the population, but especially among some vulnerable groups.