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N.Y. teens' mystery illness labeled 'conversion disorder'

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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It's a term used so rarely that most of us haven't heard of it. Even mental health professionals say they've read about it in textbooks rather than seen it up close.

But the mysterious symptoms of facial tics and verbal outbursts affecting 12 teenage girls in the small community of LeRoy, N.Y., has brought new awareness to a very unfamiliar stress-related condition referred to as "conversion disorder."

Conversion disorder is characterized by problems with voluntary motor or sensory function that suggest a neurological or other general medical condition but aren't fully consistent with known biological causes or explanations, suggests David Fassler, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He says such outbreaks are more common in women and are associated with stress or anxiety. The girls began exhibiting symptoms last fall.

Neurologist Laszlo Mechtler of the Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo, who has treated all but one of the 12 girls, says tests have ruled out medical disorders, diseases and environmental factors. "These young ladies are individuals who come from a small community. One may have had a significant symptom and it was like a wildfire."

When conversion disorder occurs in a larger group, it's called "mass psychogenic illness," Mechtler says.


Well this just sounds too fishy for me.

All of a sudden a bunch of children get sick and somehow it is just this fabled disease that nobody usually gets? Sure, I guess we will buy that...

I don't really have too much to say about this as this story is just too unbelievable to me.

Any thoughts?

Pred...




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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it all seems like fancy talk which means "we have no idea what happened".



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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It's all in your head.
It has nothing to do with the HPV vaccine..............no, really...............



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Isn't this already called Tourettes syndrome?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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maybe this small community has been used as a field test by some bio chemists



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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It makes me suspicious as to what could be causing the stress and anxiety it' a small town and 11 of the 12 girls affected see the same doctor so mot likely live in the same area.
It'd be interesting to find out the cause.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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When conversion disorder occurs in a larger group, it's called "mass psychogenic illness," Mechtler says.


Really? Stress did this to these girls?

I'm pretty sure these girls had tremendous stress (what to wear, hope that boy likes me, what am I gonna eat for dinner, did I just fart?, etc...) but there were no outside factors to this nerve damage? Did you check their recent vaccinations?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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wasn't there a post on here from the dad of one of the girls who was saying that the CDC knew what was wrong but wouldn't tell them? I know I wasn't skywalking at the time.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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"These young ladies are individuals who come from a small community. One may have had a significant symptom and it was like a wildfire."


So what...one girl started twitching and the other girls saw this and somehow contracted twitchiness from simple observance? I call Shenanigans.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 03:26 PM
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tests have ruled out medical disorders, diseases and environmental factors.


Which means they have no idea what the hell is wrong with them, but they searched some text books and assigned it a random name.


I really hate doctors most of the time, especially the mental ones.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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I think I remember somebody in the thread that was posted when we first heard about this speculated that it was conversion disorder. That makes me think they are telling the truth



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Uh - this has been known to happen (usually for religious related reasons) in the Carribean and Africa. There have been several reports of it over the last couple of years.

Is this one of the areas of NY with a high caribbean/haitian population? Or have they been getting immigrants from there?


Wiki:
As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,462 people, 1,845 households, and 1,114 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,654.8 people per square mile (638.1/km²). There were 1,980 housing units at an average density of 734.3 per square mile (283.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.73% White, 2.47% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.


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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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12 girls in a small town all with the same conversion disorder - gimme a break.

Their either faking it, knowingly or unknowingly adminstered drugs or they have suffered some type of trauma.
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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I just saw a news report with Doctor Fuller #e who said all the girls were at the same party where some idiot was setting off firecrackers. Apparently all 12 girls freaked out and started running in circles, one ran into a pole, three ran into the side of a house and the others don't remember anything. The doctor said this happens all the time in herds of female teenagers but since teenage girls are usually pretty goofy nobody ever notices.
Mods, close it up, and you're welcome.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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These sort of females give me the urge to smack the stupid out of them.

Anyways.

Firecrackers? Anyone checked them for heavy metal / mercury poisoning?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by BABYBULL24
12 girls in a small town all with the same conversion disorder - gimme a break.

Their either faking it, knowingly or unknowingly adminstered drugs or they have suffered some type of trauma.
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Hmmm... "Conversion Disorder"
Strange term, yes?

Conversion: the process of converting; root word: convert
Conversion disorder implies something went awry during their conversion... into... what?



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by Trublbrwing
I just saw a news report with Doctor Fuller #e who said all the girls were at the same party where some idiot was setting off firecrackers. Apparently all 12 girls freaked out and started running in circles, one ran into a pole, three ran into the side of a house and the others don't remember anything. The doctor said this happens all the time in herds of female teenagers but since teenage girls are usually pretty goofy nobody ever notices.
Mods, close it up, and you're welcome.


Please provide verification for this "Dr's" report? In the late 1800's, "hysteria" was a common diagnosis by male medical "experts" concerning "abnormal" female behavior. It's astonishing how many women were conveniently diagnosed with "the vapors", whatever that ambiguous interpretation was.
I call BS. Something's going on with these young ladies, and it's conveniently being pooh-pooed by the predominantly male medical "authorities".
So, according to this assertation, these young women are pretty much indestinguishable from dogs who are terrified by firecrackers? Or maybe it's like birds that accidentally fly into large plate-glass windows?

This is an incredibly insulting "diagnosis". This "doctor" has no clue and is only attempting to save his own *ss.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by QueSeraSera

Originally posted by Trublbrwing
I just saw a news report with Doctor Fuller #e who said all the girls were at the same party where some idiot was setting off firecrackers. Apparently all 12 girls freaked out and started running in circles, one ran into a pole, three ran into the side of a house and the others don't remember anything. The doctor said this happens all the time in herds of female teenagers but since teenage girls are usually pretty goofy nobody ever notices.
Mods, close it up, and you're welcome.


Please provide verification for this "Dr's" report? In the late 1800's, "hysteria" was a common diagnosis by male medical "experts" concerning "abnormal" female behavior. It's astonishing how many women were conveniently diagnosed with "the vapors", whatever that ambiguous interpretation was.
I call BS. Something's going on with these young ladies, and it's conveniently being pooh-pooed by the predominantly male medical "authorities".
So, according to this assertation, these young women are pretty much indestinguishable from dogs who are terrified by firecrackers? Or maybe it's like birds that accidentally fly into large plate-glass windows?

This is an incredibly insulting "diagnosis". This "doctor" has no clue and is only attempting to save his own *ss.


My post was meant as sarcasm, they blocked out the doctors last name which starts with "Sh" and rhymes with fit so his name is Dr.Fuller _____, as in "full of ____". The firecracker thing is more sarcasm and is a reference to the the official response to mass bird deaths in Beebe Arkansas. Lastly the "herd" and "goofy" comments were tongue in cheek, I saw a video today with two of the "victims" who wanted answers, since I can't cry I responded with the only thing that helps these days, laughter.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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STRESS!

DR. Barry James Marshall,
AC, FRS, FAA (born 30 September 1951)
is an Australian physician,
Nobel Prize laureate in Physiology,
and Professor of Clinical Microbiology
at the University of Western Australia.

Marshall is well-known for proving that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the cause of most peptic ulcers, reversing decades of medical doctrine holding that ulcers were caused by stress, spicy foods, and too much acid.


"that ulcers were caused by stress"

hmm seems like the medical est. might be a little laggy again,,
"reversing decades of medical doctrine"

stress,,when indoubt,,
blame "Psychology",,,
"(the study of the mind,
partly via the study of behavior)",


"Microbiology",,interesting.

Don't give up girls,, their are still "DR. Barry James Marshall's"
still in this world,,
stress,,, right.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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Read about this on another website and noted that 'authorities' had placed a ban on all information about the situation being made public - that to me is 'control mode' by the government and government medical officers.

Vaccines that were recently given to the girls was mentioned in more than one report that I read. This is my take and only my opinion so you can agree or disagree;


The young girls were administered a vaccine and they have suffered a reaction. The cabal/illuminati/whatever knows that people all over the globe are waking up and learning more and more about vaccinations and quickly lock down the situation until they can get their spin doctors to conjure up a media story that is believable.

Conversion disorder - conversion to what and/or from what? If the reactions stem from the neural (nervous) system then it sounds a lot like a vaccine/medication has poisoned a particular part of their brain. Remember whether you believe in vaccines or not - there is no empirical evidence available to support the success of vaccines. Vaccines are not subjected to a double blind study which is applied to many other chemical medications. Please feel free to research for yourself as there are many reputable sites and reports appearing on the internet - some from doctors with specialised experience solely in the area of vaccines.

I call this story as a 'spin' to try and divert attention from the growing number of reports about the adverse reactions Children are suffering from vaccinations - from mild symptoms to death. When the adjuvants or carriers used in vaccines are made of thimerosol - a derivative of Mercury - the most toxic substance known to man - it stands to reason that a human body will react to the poison.

Much Peace...especially to the Children who are unwell as a result of government mandated vaccines...



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