‘Scarred and broken’: children escaping Isis in Mosul suffer waking nightmares

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Experts say living under Islamic State has caused a severe form of psychological trauma in children that can cause lifelong damage

Years of living under Islamic State has left the children of Mosul with such dangerous levels of psychological damage they are unable to show emotion or play and are haunted by waking nightmares.

Experts report that the children are so affected by witnessing extreme violence that they have symptoms of “toxic stress” – a severe form of psychological trauma that can cause lifelong damage.

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