These findings are not compatible with the usual idea that people smoke because of the evils of cigarette advertising. The patient you just saw speaks forcefully about the antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and anger-suppressant benefits of nicotine. The world medical literature documents this extensively, but we have comfortably forgotten that in our public health onslaught against smoking. Maybe that is why there has been no net decrease in smoking in the US in the past thirteen years: we are only looking at half the equation. The risks of smoking are very real, but far in the future whereas the psychoactive benefits occur within seconds of inhalation.
This is self-acknowledged alcoholism, so it may UNDERSTATE the case a bit. “Sit down, have a drink. Relax.” Some people need a lot of relaxing and it appears commonly to be related to the level of adverse childhood experiences.
Self-acknowledged injection drug use. At ACE Score 6 or more, we are wildly off the scale because the likelihood of THAT individual becoming an injection drug user is 4,600% greater than that of an ACE Score 0 individual. Rare in Epi. In America the most common street drug is methamphetamine, ‘crystal meth’. No one seems to recall that the first antidepressant introduced in 1940 for prescription sale in the US was methamphetamine. Does it MEAN anything that the most commonly sold street drug is an acknowledged, potent antidepressant? Isn’t it dangerous? Yes, but no more so than 30 Aspirin in one dose, or digitalis if it were sold on the street with unknown purity and concentration.
Here we look at the prevalence of self-acknowledged depression in over 17,000 middle-class adults, and its relation to experiences in childhood. Remember, we are matching depression against events 4 or 5 decades earlier.
And here we compare the use of antidepressant medications a half-century after childhood. It would appear that depression has deep roots, often extending back into childhood.
Intercourse by 15, Teen PG, Teen paternity.
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In Pursuit of the Good Life: The Role
of Housing in Health and Well-Being
Jonathan Rose Companies Prosperity
The 10 Keys to Urban PROSPERITY are…
3. Economic Diversity
4. Social Diversity
5. Knowledge and Innovation
6. Cultural Flexibility
10. Regional Integration
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The 10 Keys to Urban WELLBEING are…
2. Jobs and Earnings
3. Housing Conditions
4. Health Status
5. Work/ Life Balance
6. Education and Skills
7. Social Connections
8. Civic Engagement
9. Environmental Quality
10. Personal Security
The ACE Study
• Vincent J. Felitti, MD
and Robert J. Anda,
• Asked 26,000 adults at
Kaiser, San Diego’s
Dept of Preventive
• 17,421 participated in
• Participants completed