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CDC Claims 30% of Inner City Children Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
May 19, 2014 | News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report stating that about 30 percent of children living in urban areas are affected by a type of PTSD commonly referred to as "hood disease."

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"Hood disease," a phrase allegedly coined by researchers, refers to a complex type of post-traumatic stress disorder caused and exacerbated by conditions prevalent in the inner city, including violence, crime, abuse and even hunger. Unlike military personnel, who eventually leave the environments that created their PTSD, urban youth often live all or most of their lives in the same community -- and are therefore constantly exposed to the same or worsening trauma.

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