Yazidi refugees in Canada suffering PTSD-related seizures need their families: doctor

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4931720/yazidi-refugees-in-canada-suffering-ptsd-related-seizures-need-their-families-doctor-1.4931722

 

Jihan Khudher is a Yazidi refugee in Calgary whose post-traumatic stress symptoms include violent seizures — and her doctors think being with her family could help alleviate her symptoms.

The Globe and Mail has published a story about Khuder and her struggles with pseudoseizures —​ which can mirror epileptic seizures, but are believed to be triggered by severe PTSD.

The condition is rare, but Khuder is not the only Yazidi refugee in Canada to be afflicted with it. The Yazidi are a religious minority who were brutally targeted by ISIS in Iraq.

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