The ACE effect: A case study of adverse childhood experiences
MS. J, 59, presented to the ED in acute respiratory distress. Ms. J was well known to the ED staff due to her multiple chronic diseases that often required emergency medical treatment. She also had a history of depression with multiple suicide attempts. Recovering from alcohol and opiate addiction, she was 3 years sober. As Ms. J's clinical status began to improve, she was able to talk with her nurse.
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