First, I'm NOT somebody who thinks that ALL psychiatric issues are explained by childhood abuse or adverse experiences.
Having said that, ACEs are a huge issue for many, many people -- including many of my clients.
One of the things that actually makes psychiatric issues so "interesting" is that there are so many factors:
the Gut Biome
the Justness & Equity of the Society & Culture One Finds Oneself In
Crossing Time Zones (If Your Concerned About Bipolar Disorder)
Being a Picky Eater
*Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Many of my clients are "gifted." I don't know what it is -- but there is a lot of musical ability among people who are homeless on Denver Streets and in the Denver Detention Center.
Further, I have a client who has been homeless for pretty much all but 11 years of his life and he has this unbelievable vocabulary.
Additionally, for those who followed the "My Guy Debacle," who through a series of unfortunate events was discharged to homelessness from the Colorado Mental Health Institute @ Pueblo -- he has a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas.
It is embarrassing to admit, and I had known My Guy for years before I knew about his educational accomplishments and how truly gifted he was and is.
It is my opinion there are many "gifted" people who are homeless, incarcerated or in mental institutes. Focusing on their Strengths/Gifts is going to be necessary to avoid boredom and very likely depression and/or other psychiatric illnesses.
"It's not clear how or why picky eating may be tied to these conditions [anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc], but it may be that children who have heightened sensory experiences overall are also more sensitive to the food they eat, the researchers at Duke University wrote in their paper."
P.S. I was an extremely picky eater as a child, and I'm only somewhat better as an adult.
My Mother was often consulting the pediatrician with regard to what to do to get me to eat vegetables, etc.
My parents did not force me to eat vegetables; although both my Mother and Father cautioned that my strange eating habits could hurt me socially as an adult, and that people would be offended if I didn't eat the food they prepared.
Further, what about people from other cultures -- surely I wasn't going to refuse to eat their food, my parents asked in horror?