I’m Dr. Lewina Lee, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Clinical Research Psychologist. Ask me anything about the role of psychosocial stressors on health, the lifelong legacy of childhood adversity, how optimism boosts longevity, & health...
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I’m Dr. Lewina Lee, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and a Staff Investigator and Clinical Psychologist at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress at the Veteran Affairs Boston Healthcare System. I co-direct the Boston Early Adversity and Mortality Study (BEAMS), which brings together many different types of data spanning our participants’ life course to help understand life-long processes linking psychosocial and environmental aspects of our childhood experiences to later-life health.
I’m happy to answer questions on any of these topics, including: - What is stress? - What are psychosocial stressors and how do they affect our health? - Does early adversity exposure always lead to negative health outcomes? - What are some examples of stress- related conditions? - Can the effects of early life adversity be overcome? - What strategies can people implement in their daily lives to deal with stressors? - How may optimism affect an individual’s physical and mental health? - What qualifies as having an optimistic outlook on life? Is it possible to train your brain to be more optimistic? - What steps can people can take to promote healthy aging?
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