Refugee children in Sweden are falling into coma-like states on learning their families will be deported

Authorities in Sweden are attempting to solve a problem that appears unique to its child refugees – uppgivenhetssyndrom or “resignation syndrome”.

The condition causes healthy youngsters to deteriorate into a comatose-like state after learning of their impending deportation,

It is believed to only exist among the refugee population in the Scandinavian country, where it has been prevalent since the early part of this century.

Sounds totally fictitious to me. I originally thought it was a poor April Fool’s joke.