Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Chronic Stress on Asthma in Children

The May/June 2019 edition of Nursing Research includes an article examining the impacts of maternal adverse childhood experiences on child physiologic and health outcomes. The study utilized 54 maternal-child dyads and took their family history and current PTSD symptoms. The children were measured for “biomarkers and health and developmental outcomes associated with chronic stress.” The researchers found that childhood trauma in mothers was associated with higher blood pressure and behavioral problems in children while maternal PTSD was associated with child behavioral problems and higher odds of asthma.

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