The ACE Study found that the higher someone’s ACE score – the more types of childhood adversity a person experienced, the higher their risk of chronic disease, mental illness, violence, being a victim of violence and a bunch of other consequences.

There is a strong correlation between ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and mental/emotional challenges. Those who face ACE’s are more likely to face addiction, anxiety, and academic/professional failure. Yet, the negative effects far exceed that. Those who grow up with ACE’s also have a much higher risk of multiple physical health problems.
Read more from high-ranking physicians about how ACE’s can impact health on many different levels and how medical practice is incomplete unless it takes into consideration a patient’s history with childhood adversity.

Source: ACE’s Too High