Scientific evidence for treatment of resignation syndrome


Resignation syndrome affects children and adolescents who seek asylum in Sweden. In a study of 13 children suffering from the condition, researchers found that those who were separated from the rest of their family recovered. Being issued a residence permit was not necessary for their recovery. The results of this study were published in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

A recent policy brief contains Karl Sallin's recommendations for treating resignation syndrome. They are based on the findings described in a open access recent publication. 

Read the paper

Sallin K, Evers K, Jarbin H, et al (2021) Separation and not residency permit restores function in resignation syndrome: a retrospective cohort study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1007/s00787-021-01833-3

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Last modified: 2022-01-10