OMG, a sign of sanity!
Another conversion disorder patient reported in Le Roy
Submitted by Howard Owens on February 7, 2012 - 2:45pm
A girl from Le Roy who is friends with five of the other girls who developed tic symptoms is now being treated for conversion disorder by the Dent Neurological Institute, according to Dr. Laszlo Mechtler.
That makes 19 official cases, with 17 of them being Le Roy High School students.
"Her parents agree with our diagnosis," Mechtler said.
He said there are possibly other doctors seeing other patients who do not want to go on the record.
With the aggressive media coverage and "continued hysteria" around the situation, Mechtler said, it's possible new patients may be afflicted, at least until the situation quiets down.
Mechtler recommended that any parents who are concerned their children could be susceptible to conversion disorder, "take away the social media and segregate them from friends who may be afflicted."