January 30th, 2012

Erin Brockovich to probe New York ‘mass hysteria’ case

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Erin Brockovich has announced she'll be looking into an outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms among a group of high school students in western New York, to see if they have any environmental causes…Though the causes may be in the mind, the effects can be highly debilitating. According to the Mayo Clinic, they can include difficulty swallowing, deafness, seizures and even paralysis.

LA Times by Amina Khan, 01/27/2012

Tags: deafness, difficulty swallowing, Erin Brockovich, New York, paralysis, Pediatrics, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, Seizures, Tourette's

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