Harvard Doctors Say Inner City Youth Suffer From PTSD (DETAILS)

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Despite Drop In Homicide Rate, A Violent Weekend Of Shootings In Chicago Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story, sourced from CBS, stated Harvard doctors coined the term “Hood Disease” to identify the PTSD experienced by inner city youth. GlobalGrind could not confirm use of that terminology by Harvard doctors or the CDC. 

A new report from the Center for Disease Control is suggesting inner city kids suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at an alarming rate.

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…

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