Mystery Illness, “Resignation Syndrome,” Reported by BBC

I heard about this when I was in Sweden, last year. It’s not a new story: “Apatiska barn,” or “Apathetic children,” now called “Resignation Syndrome.” I believe personally that the extremely powerful WiFi networks in Sweden play a role, as do all the cultural rules and prohibitions that in so many ways turn immigrants into inert parcels, treated as something not quite human. There is actually one camp in Sweden, in this debate, that argues that the kids are faking it. I doubt that.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41748485

5 thoughts on “Mystery Illness, “Resignation Syndrome,” Reported by BBC

  1. Poisons for soup. Decades upon decades of chickens coming home to roost. DDT did a job on me: Now I am a real sickie: Goin to get my PHD: I’m a teenage lobotomy. We’re reaping what we’ve sown. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. The more things change, the more things stay the same. I know we’ve come a long way: We’re changin day to day: But tell me, where do the children play?

    Here I stand, foot in hand, talking to my wall. I’m not quite right at all, am I?

    Chemical straightjackets. Cellular towers drone. The “good” witch waves an iron flag in silk fist, hissing with the tongue of an All American angel’s kiss: “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/chlorpyrifos-dow-environmental-protection-agency.html?_r=1

  2. My first impression upon reading this is that it’s an apt description of so many citizens of the Western world, spoon-fed fake news, fed a daily diet of carcinogens plus fluoridated water, and with the secret feeling that they cannot do anything about the state of the nation, much less the world.

  3. To suggest they are faking it is absurd. “Typically a depressive onset is followed by gradual withdrawal progressing via stupor into a state that prompts tube feeding and is characterized by failure to respond even to painful stimuli. The patient is seemingly unconscious. Recovery ensues within months to years…” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4731541/

    It’s incredibly frustrating how the medical establishment jumps to psychological explanations without first exhaustively searching for a physical cause. The reports on the cases do not include a full medical examination or history, they are mostly just symptom descriptions. With hundreds of kids affected, there has to be some commonality, and it seems like it should be possible to sort out what is physically wrong with them — if the system started looking for this — instead of treating it as “psychological”.

    Perhaps high WiFi is a factor, as you say, perhaps required vaccines on entry, perhaps something else in the entry process unique to Sweden, perhaps environmental chemicals/pesticides, etc. Stress could be a factor, but doesn’t normally have this severe consequence without other factors. Curious that it is primarily happening in Sweden…

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