Dr. Lee Pachter from the Department of Pediatrics, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dr. Tina Cheng from the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, are both members of the Philadelphia ACE Taskforce and recently submitted a letter to the editor of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) about the relationship of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and noncommunicable diseases in adulthood. One highlight from the letter was when Pachter and Cheng referenced the Findings of the Philadelphia urban ACE survey, in the letter. See below quote:
"Adverse childhood experiences are not the only toxic child- hood stressors that may contribute to adult chronic illness. More recent data suggest that other adversities, such as witnessing violence, living in an unsafe neighborhood, being bullied, or experiencing discrimination, are additional childhood stressors that may also contribute to adult adverse outcomes."
Download the attached full pdf of the letter and a response below this blog post. You can also view/subscribe to the JAMA issue at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/ar...px?articleid=2040197