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Medical Trauma Needs to Be Added to the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire

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When I was in college pursuing my degree in physical therapy, I learned about the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) questionnaire and I always felt invalidated by it.

Today, I know why. This week, I watched as my 4-year-old nephew underwent a pretty major surgery. I was reminded of my own experience having surgery at that same age.

Because I see that he does not have the capacity to fully understand what’s going on or why, I see it to be a very traumatic experience — capital “T” trauma.

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