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Life Overtakes Me (2019)

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In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.
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Cast overview:
Henry Ascher Henry Ascher ... Himself - Pediatrician and Professor, University of Gothenburg (as Henry Ascher MD)
Nadja Hatem Nadja Hatem ... Herself - Immigration Attorney
Mikael Billing Mikael Billing ... Himself - Psychologist and Psychotherapist, BUP Asylum Psychiatric Unit
Karl Sallin Karl Sallin ... Himself - Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University (as Karl Sallin MD)
Elizabeth Hultcrantz Elizabeth Hultcrantz ... Herself - Professor Emerita, Linköping University (as Elizabeth Hultcrantz MD PhD)
Gellert Tamas Gellert Tamas ... Himself - Author and Journalist
Anne-Liis von Knorring Anne-Liis von Knorring ... Herself - Child Psychologist, Professor Emerita, Uppsala University (as Anne-Liis von Knorring MD)
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Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden, who have fled with their families from extreme trauma, have become afflicted with 'uppgivenhetssyndrom,' or Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months, or even years.

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14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Life Overtakes Me See more »

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Sweden

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Stylo Films See more »
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good documentary for an inquisitive mind
23 June 2019 | by myotherpetisdogSee all my reviews

The documentary shines light on the human psyche and psychological fragility of children. I believe there are more cases of this syndrome all over the world. In Sweden, affected children are taken care of and psychological connection is established. It is possible that in other countries they classified (diagnosed) differently and without proper care they die. We just don't know the whole picture. For most doctors and career biologists the entire concept of life processes is a chemical one. Even mental and psychological phenomena regarded as mostly, if not totally, attributable to chemistry. Even the well known electromagnetic properties of human physiology are largely ignored, unrecognized and unused by most physicians. In their minds chemistry can account for virtually everything. While chemistry is a vital part of life processes, such processes do not completely follow the laws of chemistry, as demonstrated in this documentary. Child's psyche is able to pickup invisible cues from its parents by unknown to the western science means and withdraw from reality if it is too much to handle.


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