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Toxic Stress, Behavioral Health, and the Next Major Era in Public Health

Health Promotion, Trauma and Its Impact, Reports and Briefs




As with infectious illnesses, it is the interaction of our biological vulnerabilities with environmental toxins that undermines our health. The contemporary toxins, however, are not microorganisms but the effects of toxic stress and trauma. We now have compelling evidence for the long term impact of toxic stress and trauma on the development of behavioral and general health problems.