I feel that it is somewhat obvious to state that the receipt of health care, under certain conditions, can be an ACE, especially when in childhood/developmental stages. I have been searching Google Scholar and PubMed for any direct references/papers that speak to this. In particular, can anyone point me to published academic/peer-reviewed references that describe how needing medical care/having medical problems as a child can be classifiable as an ACE? I know response to stress exposure is highly individualized. I did find some material about how ICU care often leads to PTSD but that is not ACE specific. I have seen (and included myself) the idea that medical issues / medical care in childhood can be a possible ACE on "expanded ACE lists" but want to reference it more thoroughly if possible. Thank you for any leads.
Matt Erb, PT, Senior Faculty, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and Independent Scholar