Sweden: Study concludes 'apathy syndrome' is real

Sweden: Study concludes 'apathy syndrome' is real

Swedish doctors have completed a study claiming there is no evidence that refugee parents have drugged their children putting them into a coma-like condition – to prevent the expulsion of the families.

The doctors also conclude that it is highly unlikely that the youngsters are faking their conditions - countering arguments that the children are only pretending not to eat or move from their beds.

The study claims that three-quarters of these children have had traumatic experiences in their homelands and several have tried to commit suicide here in Sweden - during the long wait for decisions on the asylum applications.

After a period of diminishing cases of such children - during a temporary period when rejected families who went underground were given a new chance to re-apply – the number is growing again.

Source: SR (English)

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