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The devastating, underdiagnosed toll of toxic stress on kids

Clip: 02/23/2018 | 3m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

When a child's flight-or-fight response is activated too often, from abuse, neglect or parental addiction, it can change the structure of a developing brain. It's called toxic stress, and pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris believes every medical professional in the country needs to be equipped with screening tools. She offers her humble opinion on giving every child a shot at a healthy life.

Aired: 02/23/18

Rating: NR

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