Early life trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and allostatic load in a sample of American Indian adults.

OBJECTIVES Among American Indians, prior research has found associations between early life trauma and the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adulthood. Given the physiological changes associated with PTSD, early life trauma could indirectly contribute to chronic disease risk. However, the impact of early life trauma on adult physical… CONTINUE READING