Research Study: Acceptance of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Abusive Head Trauma as Medical Diagnoses (2016)

“Our empirical data confirm that SBS [“Shaken Baby Syndrome”] and AHT [“Abusive Head Trauma”] are still generally accepted by physicians who frequently encounter suspected child abuse cases, and are considered likely sources of subdural hematoma, severe retinal hemorrhages, and coma or death in young children. Other than a high-velocity motor vehicle collision, no alternative theories of causation for these findings are generally accepted.”

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (US)

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome “has a mission: to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States”.

“Shaken Baby Syndrome” Prevention Project

“Never shake your baby. This can lead to Shaken Baby Syndrome and cause permanent damage to their developing brain.” Fact Sheet produced by the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, for parents on how to best manage a crying baby.