The LIFE COURSE APPROACH is a scientific method that looks at the experience of a person throughout their life – from conception, through development, to adulthood.
The LIFE COURSE method of understanding disease development (PATHOGENESIS) recognizes:
- the lifelong impact of positive-nurturing early life experiences (leading to RESILIENCE)
- early life ADVERSITY-DEPRIVATION, often leading to failure to develop REGULATORY NETWORKS or system DYSREGULATION resulting in symptoms or disease (physical, mental, social).
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