Why Did Hundreds Of Refugee Children In Sweden Give Up On Life? : Goats and Soda : NPR

An article in this week’s New Yorker writes about youngsters who fell into a comalike state in reaction to the news that their family may be deported. We interview the author.

They go to bed and don’t get up. They’re unable to move, eat, drink, speak or respond. All of the victims of the disorder, sometimes called resignation syndrome, have been youngsters seeking asylum after a traumatic migration. And all of them live in Sweden, and the only known cure had been for their families to receive residency permits allowing them to stay.

Recovery can take months.

Source: Why Did Hundreds Of Refugee Children In Sweden Give Up On Life? : Goats and Soda : NPR

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