The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The NCSBS Responds to Washington Post story 'A Disputed Diagnosis Imprisons Parents'


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Washington Post story, 'A Disputed Diagnosis Imprisons Parents,' portrays shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT) as a widely debated diagnosis that is being used to wrongfully convict individuals of child abuse. This is simply not true.


The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) does not condone the wrongful conviction of anyone. What we do support is sound medical science. Shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma is grounded in over 40 years of research and science. Unfortunately, babies can't tell us what is wrong. They can't describe what happened to them. This is why so much has, and continues to be, invested in research involving SBS/AHT.

CLICK THIS LINK to read the NCSBS' official response.