Chronic Illness Trauma Studies

Chronic Illness Trauma Studies
I’m a family doctor turned trauma therapist recovering from a chronic illness because of what I learned from the science of how adverse life events and trauma affect risk for chronic illness (and why it’s not psychological).

On my journey with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) I’ve discovered that trauma increases risk for autoimmune and other kinds of chronic illnesses, including my own. It helps explain why a stressful event such as surgery, loss of a loved one, or an accident etc can trigger the onset of chronic illness (one of my triggers was medical training and teaching in a Family Practice residency program), how reminders of past trauma can trigger flares, and what you can do about it. Also sharing tips that are helping me heal plus: a survey, videos, free downloadable ebooks & fact sheets about the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on risk for chronic illness, a free guide to help you summarize your medical history in 1 page to make Dr. appointments easier and run more smoothly.

  • Chronic Illness Trauma Studies