Children with resignation syndrome

In 1999, some children in asylum seeking families in Sweden showed severe reduction in function, including pervasive refusal to eat, drink, walk, talk or care for themselves. In 2014 this was to be named the resignation syndrome (ICD-10 F32.3A). Our studies now studying long term outcomes in this group.

I am now leading a study to compare education and health-related outcomes over time between those with and without these symptoms, in a group of children from Central Asia who have been asylum seekers and received a residence permit in Sweden.

Main researcher

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Anna-Clara Hollander

Principal Researcher


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Anna Ohlis

Postdoctoral Studies

Kasra Zarei

Phd Student

Karl Sallin

Affiliated to Research
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Hanna Mulder