On ‘Hood Disease’, ‘Affluenza’, and the Roots of ‘Black Crime’

Posted on June 6, 2014

Pop quiz. Which group experiences the higher rates of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD: American soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan or American children living in high-crime neighborhoods? If you guessed our troops fighting overseas, you’re wrong.

new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claims that children living in violent neighborhoods are far worse off than their combatant counterparts because their home, in essence, is a war zone. This form of PTSD, greatly diminishes the importance of many factors that would help one to escape their environment, education being the biggest.

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