For the 12th year in a row, the first paper published about the CDC’s ACE Study has been on the American Journal of Preventive Medicine‘s top-ten most-read list. The paper jumped onto that list the year in 1999, the year after it was published.
Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults was published in 1998. Its authors: Vincent Felitti, Robert Anda, Dale Nordenberg, David Williamson, Alison Spitz, Valerie Edwards, Mary Koss and James Marks.
The ground-breaking study of 17,000 middle-class, mostly white, educated, employed people found that childhood trauma was very common and revealed a strong link between 10 types of childhood abuse,