Watching this video highlights the importance of helping Jerry work through his trauma.

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. Click here to view the TED Talk website.

Source: this video was produced by TEDMED in September 2014 and is listed on the TED Talks website.

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