23 How Understanding Trauma is Making Sense of Chronic Illness

According to Veronique Mead MD, MA

Her story and the research she discovered:

Understanding the connections between trauma and ME/CFS (myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) has helped me begin to heal and change the direction of my life in the best possible ways.

I never realized that I’d experienced adversity until I left medical practice, retrained as a trauma therapist and discovered how adverse life experiences affect health.

Part of the effects of adversity on risk for chronic illness happens through our genes and the impact of adversity on the nervous system and the cell danger response (among others).

This is my story of how I got sick and how I learned to understand, work with and begin to recover.

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