Why These Children Fell into Endless Sleep

Resignation syndrome is an illness that causes children — specifically, those of asylum-seeking families — to fall into deep sleep. It’s not unconsciousness; brain scans show that their brains do respond to external stimuli, and that they undergo cycles of waking and sleeping much like normal children. What causes it? While there are many theories, many speculate that it’s linked to the trauma they experienced back in their home countries, and that the fear of returning causes them to fall ill. Read full article here

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