Syrian children in state of 'toxic stress', Save the Children says
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The stress of war has led to increased bedwetting, self-harm, suicide attempts and aggressive behaviour among many children,
71% of interviewees said that children were increasingly suffering from frequent bedwetting and "involuntary urination" - symptoms of toxic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder
48% of adults said they had seen children who had lost their ability to speak or begun to suffer from speech impediments
Toxic stress can disrupt the development of the brain and other organs and increasing the risk of addiction