Legacy of childhood trauma costs billions - Australian Medical Association

4 July 2014


The diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering the effects of childhood trauma needs to be included in GP training and should be incorporated in mandatory national guidelines, according to a child abuse advocacy group.

The group Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) claims that billions of dollars of scarce health funds are being wasted, and many people are suffering unnecessarily, because of widespread ignorance among health practitioners about the lingering effects of childhood trauma and how to treat it.

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