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aquamarine
21st January 2012, 18:30
hello all, i've just found this while reading the news and it certainly baffles me, thought i'd share it with you all, as i find this strange and something not quite right here xxxx blessed be aquamarine:confused:

Teen girls' mystery illness now has a diagnosis: mass hysteria







The day after TODAY reported on the baffling case of 12 teenage girls at one school who mysteriously fell ill with Tourette's-like symptoms of tics and verbal outbursts, a doctor who is treating some of the girls has come forward to offer an explanation. Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, a neurologist in Amherst, N.Y., says the diagnosis is "conversion disorder," or mass hysteria.

"It's happened before, all around the world, in different parts of the world. It's a rare phenomena. Physicians are intrigued by it," Mechtler told TODAY on Wednesday. "The bottom line is these teenagers will get better."

On the show Tuesday, psychologist and TODAY contributor Dr. Gail Saltz noted that just because the girls' symptoms may be psychological in origin doesn't make them any less real or painful.

“That’s not faking it. They’re real symptoms,” Saltz continued. “They need a psychiatric or psychological treatment. Treatment does work.’’

Conversion disorder symptoms usually occur after a stress event, although a patient can be more at risk if also suffering from an illness. Symptoms may last for days or weeks and can include blindness, inability to speak, numbness or other neurological symptoms.

It's unclear which of the girls first showed symptoms, or whether any particular event triggered the outbreak. High school cheerleader and art student Thera Sanchez says her tics, stammer and verbal outbursts appeared out of the blue after a nap one day last October.

“I was fine. I was perfectly fine. There was nothing going on, and then I just woke up, and that’s when the stuttering started,” Sanchez told TODAY.

“I’m very angry,’’ Sanchez told TODAY’s Ann Curry during an interview Tuesday. “I’m very frustrated. No one’s giving me answers.’’

The New York State Health Department has been investigating the case for more than three months and says the school building is not to blame. Officials from the LeRoy Junior-Senior High School in upstate New York, where all the girls attended when their symptoms began, have released environmental reports, conducted by an outside agency, showing no substances in any of the school buildings that could cause health problems.

Health officials ruled out carbon monoxide, illegal drugs and other factors as potential causes. Officials say no one at the school is in any danger.

“We have conclusively ruled out any form of infection or communicable disease and there’s no evidence of any environmental factor,’’ Dr. Gregory Young of the New York Department of Health told NBC News.




Related: Click here to read the school district's statement and full environmental reports

But some of the girls' parents say they're not satisfied with the explanations so far.

"Obviously we are all not just accepting that this is a stress thing," Jim Dupont, father of one of the affected girls, told TODAY on Wednesday. "It's heart wrenching, you fear your daughter's not going to have a normal life."

Read the original story: Girls' medical mystery

Turcurulin
21st January 2012, 19:18
Interesting, to say the least. The text doesn't contain the links...?

I'm surprised that the 'official cause' isn't due to the consumption of marijuana. =)

Flash
22nd January 2012, 06:41
some more information on the potential causes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOSJs3aOTlE&feature=youtu.be

aquamarine
22nd January 2012, 15:19
sorry turcurulin lol i've not worked out how to add links yet, and thankyou flash for your post xx blessed be aquamarine

xbusymom
22nd January 2012, 15:41
could the cause be related to this thread...

http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?39107-Laura-Hirsch-discusses-enviromental-causes-of-Autism-in-children.

Turcurulin
22nd January 2012, 16:47
Hi Aquamarine. Copy the URL, Highlight your text to be linked, and, in the toolbar of the post-reply, select the globe with the infinity sign underneath (Insert Link) and then paste the URL.

Give it a whirl here (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?14962-Sandbox-thread-OK-to-practice-posting-here&highlight=practice+posting).

Blessings.

Carmody
22nd January 2012, 16:50
http://www.viewzone.com/toxo.html ?

On it's own..... this virus is quite frightening. Also..exceedingly common.

"Interestingly, the effect of infection is different between men and women," Dr Boulter writes in the latest issue of Australasian Science magazine.

"Infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women.

"On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls.

"In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens".

~~~~~~~~~~

As problems go..I'm curious as to why this is not more well known, regarding how pervasive AND dangerous this virus is.

60 million Americans, for example.

"About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma..."

aquamarine
22nd January 2012, 17:48
lol here is the link and thanks for your help xx blessed be aquamarine .http://http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/17/10173998-teen-girls-medical-mystery-baffles-doctors

aquamarine
22nd January 2012, 17:59
hi busymom thankyou for the post and video and yes what an eye opener, sometimes you do hear of chemtrails and you automatically get suspicious, especially when your not informed of anything of what and why they do these things. i find it infuriating that they can affect our health and then they answer to nobody xxx blessed be aquamarine

aquamarine
22nd January 2012, 18:15
and its such a high rate carmody xx yes people should be well informed of this and everything else that can spread like wild fire, not only when you think about it all infecting adults, even worse when you consider the children of the world too, blessed be aquamarine x

etm567
22nd January 2012, 18:44
http://www.viewzone.com/toxo.html ?

On it's own..... this virus is quite frightening. Also..exceedingly common.

"Interestingly, the effect of infection is different between men and women," Dr Boulter writes in the latest issue of Australasian Science magazine.

....

"About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma..."

Not a virus, it's a parasite.

Can't spread the way most viruses spread. You can only get it from eating infected meat, gardening, or cats, I think... Not from another person. At least, not in any behaviorally normal way.

Carmody
22nd January 2012, 20:18
http://www.viewzone.com/toxo.html ?

On it's own..... this virus is quite frightening. Also..exceedingly common.

"Interestingly, the effect of infection is different between men and women," Dr Boulter writes in the latest issue of Australasian Science magazine.

....

"About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma..."

Not a virus, it's a parasite.

Can't spread the way most viruses spread. You can only get it from eating infected meat, gardening, or cats, I think... Not from another person. At least, not in any behaviorally normal way.

You are right, it is a parasite.

However, regardless of the misplaced nomenclature vs genus (etc)....it is very prevalent.

40% is HIGH. Very high. A high enough level to be a basic/fundamental modifier on and within all human society as a group, as far as overall direction and group consensus goes.

freebird111777
22nd January 2012, 22:02
I wonder if the girls watched the South Park episode when Cartman pretends to have tourettes so he can blurt out whatever he wants in public.

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s11e08-le-petit-tourette

Flash
23rd January 2012, 03:58
http://www.viewzone.com/toxo.html ?

On it's own..... this virus is quite frightening. Also..exceedingly common.

"Interestingly, the effect of infection is different between men and women," Dr Boulter writes in the latest issue of Australasian Science magazine.

"Infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women.

"On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls.

"In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens".

~~~~~~~~~~

As problems go..I'm curious as to why this is not more well known, regarding how pervasive AND dangerous this virus is.

60 million Americans, for example.

"About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma..."

Thank you for the information Carmody, gosh, I think I will take my cat's worm medecine lol - how do you kill these bugs?

Second question how is this parasite related to tourette like syndromes, or to tourettes itself?