'Boarding school syndrome' is real and sad
British boarding schools produce emotionally scarred adults, according to Jungian psychoanalyst Joy Schaverien. Unlike kids in hospitals, care home and young offenders' prisons, "boarders cannot console themselves with the thought that their parents did not want them to go," says Schaverien. In other words, the difference between a boarding school and a prison is that parents want their kids to go to boarding school. Those who went to boarding school and suffer from what Schaverien calls "boarding school syndrome" often seek therapy to address problems with anger, depression, anxiety, failure to sustain relationships, fear of abandonment, substance abuse, and amnesia.
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