Psychogenic Illness?

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Psychogenic Illness?
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:16pm

Have you heard about the group of girls from a single high school in upstate New York that all started having violent tics and outbursts?

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Sat, 01-21-2012 - 10:28am

I find it hard to believe, too. It is easy when you don't know WHY, to just chalk it up as "mental." I wish they would bring in Dr. Doris Rapp, who is one of the few people left in this country qualified to assess this situation from an environmental sensitivity point of view. Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist.

http://www.drrapp.com/

She wrote "Our Toxic World - A wake-up call" and "Is This Your Child's World? How You Can Fix the Schools and Homes That Are Making Your Children Sick"

The problem with modern medicine, is if MOST people are OK with a new carpet, for instance, and only a few are reacting, they rule out the possibility of the carpet being "toxic" because it is not affecting everybody. BUT of course, some people are more sensitive than others. Some cannot eliminate toxins as well as others. Even with EMF's -- a group of students at another school had strange issues and it really was their new EMF hotspot from all the new computer stuff and tower they'd installed. Luckily, it was parent-driven and they searched until they did get to the bottom of it.LOL - I just thought of the difference... boys were affected, too.


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Mon, 01-23-2012 - 11:43am

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The case is now being further investigated in spite of the "psychogenic" diagnosis....

Erin Brockovich investigating mystery illness affecting NY teens

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/erin-brockovich-investigating-mystery-illness-affecting-ny-teens-154419393.html

[Erin Brockovitch] has spent the past week studying federal and state reports of a 1970 train derailment that spilled cyanide and an industrial solvent called trichloroethene [TCE] within 3 miles of the high school attended by the 12 girls who started reporting neurological symptoms last fall. Three other teens, including one boy, are reportedly experiencing similar symptoms.


www. It's Not Mental .com