Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk for life: MONDAY.
David Freedman agreed that one method to counteract the risk is certainly for people to build up effective stress management abilities. ‘Perhaps a proper behavioral management strategy in both early childhood and adulthood, in addition to early cognitive retraining for all those those who have traumatic or distressed personal issues, could lead to better cardiovascular outcomes,’ suggested Freedman, who is chief of congestive heart failure services in North Shore-LIJ’s Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, N.Y. Developing resilience over time may also help, stated Alison Holman, a researcher in the nursing science program in the University of California, Irvine. (more…)