Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa audiobook

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal

By Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Read by Callie Beaulieu

By Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Read by Callie Beaulieu

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8.07 Hours 1
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The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults but also affects our physical health and overall well-being. Scientists now know on a biochemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains. When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to "high," which in turn can have a devastating impact on our mental and physical health. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research and inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology—and help your loved ones find ways to heal.

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Summary

Summary

The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults but also affects our physical health and overall well-being. Scientists now know on a biochemical level exactly how parents' chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical "fingerprints" on our brains.

When we as children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, excessive stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering our body chemistry. The developing immune system and brain react to this chemical barrage by permanently resetting our stress response to "high," which in turn can have a devastating impact on our mental and physical health.

Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk. Groundbreaking in its research and inspiring in its clarity, Childhood Disrupted explains how you can reset your biology—and help your loved ones find ways to heal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Childhood Disrupted helps shift the paradigm in our understandingof health and well-being by unveiling the role that early adversity plays inour physical and emotional adult health. Amy Myers, author of The Autoimmune Solution

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Author

Author Bio: Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Author Bio: Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning science journalist and public speaker. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 AESKU award, presented to those who have made a lifetime contribution to the field of autoimmune disease, and the 2010 National Health Information Award, recognizing the nation’s best magazine articles in health. Nakazawa has appeared on The Today Show, NPR, and ABC News, and her work has been featured in Time, the Washington Post, Glamour, and AARP The Magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 8.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English