by Brent Sugimoto, M.D., M.P.H., A.A.H.I.V.S.,
“Quick quiz: Which of the following is not associated with exposure to adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs?
A) Heart disease
C) Chronic lung disease
E) Parkinson’s disease
“The answer: All of the above conditions have been closely associated with ACEs except Parkinson’s disease, but a recent study suggests that even Parkinson’s disease (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) may be mediated by exposure to ACEs.
“We know that childhood trauma is a devastating experience that can impact mental health; we are also increasingly learning of its insidious effects on the body.”