#1 Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by algernonpj 16.05.2014 12:48

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Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
May 16, 2014 12:30 AM
Wendy Tokuda


OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. The Centers for Disease Control said 30 percent of inner city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The CDC said these children often live in virtual war zones. Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some call “hood disease.”

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

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