A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress leads to lifelong health problems and what we can do to break the cycle.
“Nadine Burke Harris . . . offers a new set of tools, based in science, that can help each of us heal ourselves, our children, and our world.” – Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed
The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity is a nonfiction book that explores the link between childhood trauma and long-term health problems. Dr. Burke Harris is a pediatrician, founder of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness, and the first surgeon general of California. Using powerful anecdotes, episodes from medical history, summaries of major research, and expositions on the biology of stress, Burke Harris makes the case for developing protocols to identify and treat toxic stress responses early in life to improve health and educational outcomes for children.