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The impact of adverse childhood events (ACEs) can be lasting and costly on patient health and medical outcomes. 

In the United States, more than 20% of adults report experiencing three ACEs during their youth, potentially increasing the risk of negative, chronic health consequences and challenges such as alcoholism, depression, unemployment, heart disease and substance abuse, among many others. 

TMA’s Task Force on Behavioral Health hosted a CME program at the TMA Fall Conference on how you as a physician can integrate this information into your practice to help patients address the root causes, and not just the symptoms, of patients struggling with negative health consequences.

Watch the video, "Adversity and Toxic Stress – How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect People’s Health," featuring Angelo P. Giardino, MD, Leslie Secrest, MD, and Thomas Kim, MD, (introduced by Carlos Cardenas, MD, TMA's president).



Adversity and Toxic Stress - One pager

Adversity and Toxic Stress - Slides

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Last Updated On

November 17, 2022

Originally Published On

September 13, 2017

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