Author: Karen de Sa and Nadra Nittle

Painful Questions: What Happens When Doctors Uncover Adverse Childhood Experiences?

As California launches widespread screening for adverse childhood experiences, critics question the science, and the consequences.

While few doubt that severe stress in childhood can lead to ailments later in life, tools used during doctors’ appointments are described in prominent scientific journals as inappropriate and unethical, oversimplifying human experience and straining doctor-patient trust.

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