By now, many of you likely have heard about the case of the now more than two dozen LeRoy, N.Y., students who developed Tourette Syndrome-like symptoms and tics in December. Various news reports, medical claims and reports by experts since have been all over the Internet.
There are many different theories out there about what exactly contributed to the onset of these TS-like symptoms, but according to Wikipedia, the school was tested for toxins and all other factors for their symptoms were ruled out, the students were diagnosed with a “mass psychogenic illness” resulting from stress.
What we at Teens4TS want to know is this: What do you think of this entire case? Does it help or hurt Tourette Syndrome advocacy? If you or someone you know has TS, how does this entire case make you feel? Do you agree with the ultimate diagnosis of these students? Do you think they are faking? What is your opinion about some of the things said by the doctors and experts in this case?
Several parents from all over the country already have weighed in with their thoughts, which you can check out on the TSParentsOnline blog. We would love to hear your opinion, too, and you can let your voice be known about this very important, trending topic in one or more of several ways: Continue reading