Hood Disease? Harvard Doctors Say Inner City Youth Suffer From PTSD, Give It Discriminative Name (DETAILS)

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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A new report from the Center for Disease Control is suggesting inner city kids suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder — a health problem Harvard doctors have coined “hood disease.”

Questionable term aside, the PTSD 30 percent of inner city kids experience is making it more difficult for them to learn, according to the doctors. Most live in “virtual war zones,” and are actually suffering from a more complex form of the disorder.

Unlike soldiers, children in the inner city never leave the combat zone. They often experience trauma, repeatedly.

“You could take anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of PTSD, and the things we are currently emphasizing in school will fall off their radar. Because frankly it does not matter in our biology if we don’t survive the walk home,” said Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D. of San Francisco State University.

But gun violence isn’t the only source…

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