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What is shaken baby syndrome?

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Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse. When a baby is shaken hard by the shoulders, arms, or legs, it cab damage the brain and result in:

In some cases, it can even be fatal.

  • Learning disabilities
  • Behavior disorders
  • Vision problems or blindness
  • Hearing and speech issues
  • Seizures
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Serious brain injury
  • Permanent disability

From: What Is Shaken Baby Syndrome? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "A Journalist's Guide to Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Preventable Tragedy."

Mayo Clinic: "Shaken baby syndrome."

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: "Learn More."

Childhelp: "Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "A Journalist's Guide to Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Preventable Tragedy."

Mayo Clinic: "Shaken baby syndrome."

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome: "Learn More."

Childhelp: "Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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