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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817114/trauma-informed-care-in-the-newborn-intensive-care-unit-promoting-safety-security-and-connectedness
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M R Sanders, S L Hall
Both babies and their parents may experience a stay in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) as a traumatic or a 'toxic stress,' which can lead to dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and ultimately to poorly controlled cortisol secretion. Toxic stresses in childhood or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are strongly linked to poor health outcomes across the lifespan and trauma-informed care is an approach to caregiving based on the recognition of this relationship. Practitioners of trauma-informed care seek to understand clients' or patients' behaviors in light of previous traumas they have experienced, including ACEs...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812324/parents-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-mental-health-screening-using-home-visiting-programs-a-pilot-study
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Katie Johnson, Alicia Woodward, Sadie Swenson, Christine Weis, Margene Gunderson, Marilyn Deling, Valeria Cristiani, Brian Lynch
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with adult high-risk behaviors and diseases. There is value in screening parents for ACEs given the repercussions parental ACEs may have on parenting behaviors and child development. The primary aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of parental ACE screening in the home setting. A secondary aim was to evaluate whether or not maternal ACEs correlated with maternal mental health measures. METHODS: Two home visiting programs that support early childhood development and conduct parental mental health screening implemented ACE screening for parents of infants <1 year of age...
August 15, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810501/relational-resilience-as-a-potential-mediator-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-prenatal-depression
#3
Kathryn H Howell, Laura E Miller-Graff, Lauren M Schaefer, Kathryn E Scrafford
This study examined the indirect effects of individual, relational, and contextual resilience in the relationship between adverse childhood experiences and prenatal depression. Participants included 101 pregnant women. Adverse childhood experiences had a direct effect on depression, B = 1.11, standard error = .44, p = .01, and relational resilience, B = -1.15, standard error = .19, p < .001, but not individual or contextual resilience. With resilience as a mediator, the effect of adverse childhood experiences on depression was no longer significant...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809769/adverse-experiences-in-childhood-and-sexually-transmitted-infection-risk-from-adolescence-into-adulthood
#4
Stephanie London, Kelly Quinn, Joy D Scheidell, B Christopher Frueh, Maria R Khan
BACKGROUND: Childhood maltreatment, particularly sexual abuse, has been found to be associated with sexual risk behaviors later in life. We aimed to evaluate associations between a broad range of childhood traumas and sexual risk behaviors from adolescence into adulthood. METHODS: Using data from Waves I, III and IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), we used logistic regression to estimate the unadjusted odds ratio (OR) and adjusted OR (AOR) for associations between 9 childhood traumas and a cumulative trauma score and three sexual risk outcomes (multiple partnerships, sex trade involvement, and sexually transmitted infection [STI]) in adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood...
September 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807641/a-novel-partnership-disrupts-the-norm-in-early-childhood-education-and-pediatric-health-care
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EDITORIAL
M Denise Dowd, John D Lantos
Children living in poverty in the United States in 2016 face a devastating combination of psychological problems. Their neighborhoods are often violent. They have no place to get healthy food. It is not safe to play outside, even on playgrounds. The children who grow up in this environment, not surprisingly, have many adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACEs cause toxic stress. Toxic stress leads to long-term physical and psychological problems. For many pediatricians, children's hospitals, civic leaders, and public health officials, it is difficult to know how to intervene...
August 11, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803568/history-of-child-maltreatment-and-telomere-length-in-immune-cell-subsets-associations-with-stress-and-attachment-related-hormones
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Christina Boeck, Sabrina Krause, Alexander Karabatsiakis, Katharina Schury, Harald Gündel, Christiane Waller, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Experiencing maltreatment during childhood can have long-lasting consequences for both mental and physical health. Immune cell telomere length (TL) shortening might be one link between child maltreatment (CM) experiences and adverse health outcomes later in life. While the stress hormone cortisol has been associated with TL attrition, the attachment-related hormone oxytocin may promote resilience. In 15 mothers with and 15 age- and body mass index-matched mothers without CM, we assessed TL in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and selected immune cell subsets (monocytes, naive, and memory cytotoxic T cells) by quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization, as well as peripheral cortisol and oxytocin levels...
August 14, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803556/buffering-effects-of-safe-supportive-and-nurturing-relationships-among-women-with-childhood-histories-of-maltreatment
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S R Jaffee, R Takizawa, L Arseneault
BACKGROUND: Adults who were victims of childhood maltreatment tend to have poorer health compared with adults who did not experience abuse. However, many are in good health. We tested whether safe, supportive, and nurturing relationships buffer women with a history of childhood maltreatment from poor health outcomes in later life. METHODS: Participants included women from the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study who were involved in an intimate relationship at some point by the time their twin children were 10 years old...
August 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800511/the-serotonin-transporter-promoter-variant-5-httlpr-and-childhood-adversity-are-associated-with-the-personality-trait-openness-to-experience
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Md Shafiqur Rahman, Peter Guban, Mei Wang, Philippe A Melas, Yvonne Forsell, Catharina Lavebratt
There is evidence supporting an association between the serotonin-transporter-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) and the Five Factor Model (FFM) of human personality. 5-HTTLPR has also been found to interact with stressful life events to increase risk of psychopathology. In the present study, by taking into account stressful life events in the form of childhood adversity, we examined the association between 5-HTTLPR and FFM traits using an adult Swedish cohort (N = 3112). We found that 5-HTTLPR was significantly associated with openness (to experience)...
July 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799852/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-substance-use-history-among-vulnerable-older-adults-living-in-public-housing
#9
Heather Larkin, Amanda Aykanian, Erica Dean, Eunju Lee
Knowledge is limited on how substance use history is associated with childhood adversities and mental health issues among poor older adults. Previous research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) shows strong correlations between accumulated early adversity and later life health risks, including substance use and mental health problems. The current study is among the first to examine the relationship between ACEs, substance use, and anxiety in a sample of older adults living in public housing. Results show that roughly one-third of participants had an ACE score of four or more...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792130/perceptual-abnormalities-in-an-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-population-relationship-to-trauma-and-co-morbid-disorder
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Karen O' Connor, Barnaby Nelson, Mary Cannon, Alison Yung, Andrew Thompson
AIMS: The aims of this study were 3-fold. We wished to investigate whether at baseline entry to an ultra-high risk (UHR) clinic whether: (1) perceptual abnormalities are more prevalent in those young people with co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses, (2) perceptual abnormalities are more prevalent in those young people with histories of childhood adversity (childhood trauma, bullying) and (3) perceptual abnormality type is associated with co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses or histories of childhood adversity...
August 9, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792079/mentoring-relationship-quality-and-maltreated-children-s-coping
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Ashley A Chesmore, Lindsey M Weiler, Heather N Taussig
Coping strategies are believed to protect against the harmful effects of maltreatment on children's psychosocial outcomes. Caregivers are thought to be critical in helping children develop adaptive coping strategies, yet many maltreated children have poor and/or insecure relationships with their parents. A quality relationship with a caring, non-parental adult (e.g., a mentor), however, may be one strategy to promote healthy coping among maltreated children. Children (N = 154) in this study participated in a mentoring and skill-based program for maltreated preadolescents placed in foster care...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783579/are-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-depression-associated-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-in-females-an-experimental-study
#12
Katja Wingenfeld, Linn K Kuehl, Anita Boeker, Katharina Schultebraucks, Anne Schulz, Julia Stenzel, Carsten Spitzer, Christian Otte
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) enhance the risk for mental disorders, e.g. major depressive disorder (MDD). Increasing evidence suggests an association between ACE and impaired physical health, e.g. metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study was to assess several metabolic risk markers in healthy individuals with and without ACE and depressed patients with and without ACE. We examined glucose and insulin release in the oGTT in 33 women with MDD and ACE, 47 women with MDD without ACE, 21 women with ACE but no current or lifetime MDD and 36 healthy women without either MDD or ACE...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780420/childhood-adversity-social-support-networks-and-well-being-among-youth-aging-out-of-care-an-exploratory-study-of-mediation
#13
Eran P Melkman
The goals of the present study are to examine the relationship between childhood adversity and adult well-being among vulnerable young adults formerly placed in substitute care, and to investigate how characteristics of their social support networks mediate this association. A sample of 345 Israeli young adults (ages 18-25), who had aged out of foster or residential care, responded to standardized self-report questionnaires tapping their social support network characteristics (e.g., network size or adequacy) vis-à-vis several types of social support (emotional, practical, information and guidance), experiences of childhood adversity, and measures of well-being (psychological distress, loneliness, and life satisfaction)...
August 3, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774479/gender-differences-in-the-association-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-cancer
#14
Héctor E Alcalá, A Janet Tomiyama, Ondine S von Ehrenstein
OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been linked to a variety of diseases in adulthood, including cancer. However, current research has yet to determine if all abuse types are associated with cancer and if women are more adversely impacted by ACEs than men. METHODS: Data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a national survey of American adults 18 and older (N = 111,964) were analyzed. Logistic regression models were fit to estimate odds of ever being diagnosed with cancer after experiencing one or more of eight different ACEs, while adjusting for potential confounders...
July 31, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758770/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-obesity-systematic-review-of-behavioral-interventions-for-women
#15
Cheryl J McDonnell, Samantha V Garbers
OBJECTIVE: Studies have demonstrated a relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adult obesity. Group interventions addressing the psychosocial sequelae of ACES using a trauma-informed approach for adults are well described in the literature. There is also a significant body of literature on the efficacy and proposed structure of interventions addressing weight reduction in adults. However, it is unknown how often interventions addressing attainment of a healthy weight incorporate a specific focus on adult women with a history of ACEs, including childhood abuse and trauma...
July 31, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755550/impact-of-early-life-adversity-and-tryptophan-depletion-on-functional-connectivity-in-menopausal-women-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Sheila Shanmugan, Theodore D Satterthwaite, Mary D Sammel, Wen Cao, Kosha Ruparel, Ruben C Gur, C Neill Epperson, James Loughead
During the menopause transition, women are at increased risk of subjective symptoms of executive dysfunction. Evidence from animal and human participant studies suggests adverse childhood experiences (ACE) may be a risk factor for executive complaints during this hormonal transition. Preclinical literature indicates early life adversity effects on serotonin function may play a role in this increased susceptibility. However, the mechanisms underlying this increase in vulnerability in human participants remain relatively unknown...
July 14, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755549/childhood-maltreatment-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-subclinical-hypothyroidism-in-pregnancy
#17
Nora K Moog, Christine M Heim, Sonja Entringer, Norbert Kathmann, Pathik D Wadhwa, Claudia Buss
The critical importance of thyroid hormones for fetal development is well established. The developing fetus is dependent on the mother for adequate thyroid hormone supply, and maternal thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy may result in suboptimal fetal development. Because exposure to childhood maltreatment (CM) has been associated with thyroid dysfunction in the non-pregnant state, we sought to test the hypothesis that exposure to CM may represent a risk factor for the development of maternal hypothyroidism in pregnancy...
July 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746343/an-analysis-of-retrospective-and-repeat-prospective-reports-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-from-the-south-african-birth-to-twenty-plus-cohort
#18
Sara N Naicker, Shane A Norris, Musawenkosi Mabaso, Linda M Richter
Most studies rely on cross-sectional retrospective reports from adult samples to collect information about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to examine relationships with adult outcomes. The problems associated with these reports have long been debated, with only a few studies determining their reliability and validity and fewer still reaching consensus on the matter. This paper uses repeat prospective and retrospective reports of adverse childhood experiences from two respondent sources in the South African Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) cohort to explore agreement and concordance in the prospective reporting of ACEs by caregivers and respective children as adolescents and then as young adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746242/impact-of-mindfulness-based-parenting-on-women-in-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder
#19
Meghan Gannon, Michael Mackenzie, Karol Kaltenbach, Diane Abatemarco
OBJECTIVES: Mothers with opioid use disorder are at high risk for maladaptive parenting. The present observational study aimed to measure the impact of a trauma-informed mindfulness-based parenting (MBP) intervention on quality of parenting behaviors of mothers primarily with opioid use disorders as well as examine associations between exposure to adverse childhood experiences and self-reported mindful parenting. METHODS: A pretest posttest design was used with repeated measures...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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