After the Show Show: Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses the strange Tourette’s outbreak in Leroy NY
- Duration 7:21
- Date Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Drew Pinsky discusses the strange Tourette’s outbreak in Leroy NY
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That's the after the show show and we're going did we're going to reject Brayan Peña -- friends -- -- -- radio show.
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I don't your account to understand this doctor drew Bragg north Howard that X thanks to come on back but his lecture me we're little short on time didn't enter in our broadcasts or a three minute -- -- Well it's you know all the lingo and you know the time constraints of -- hard rain I -- supper rhetoric that no -- actually under.
And it's actually the end of your seed many yes.
So I wanted to get your chance to be of the this fascinating discussion -- how about the two rats right -- -- -- that is young girls are having it is complicated.
So here's -- deal so in the in the early fall these girls start turning up with this sixteen girls one boy.
And they go to a very far neurological group and they diagnosed conversion -- conversion disorder something's been around since the fortieth time which is.
A physical manifestation of -- psychological or psychiatric state.
Usually associate with trauma that can -- see that the ticking or better to be ticking paralysis blindness.
-- -- sort of neurological symptoms but it can be nausea vomiting can be GI distress things like that too.
And -- can spread sometimes and it can spread of small communities particularly amongst teenage girls why simulate what makes it spread.
Suggested billions of Salem witch trials are it's that he does that thousands thousand cases that some historical book so it's OP's so they appropriately sort of -- we think this is conversion.
And I I was sort of reporting out and NH LN and this one mom got me it's attached to get some miles I don't I used to be -- medical director there with a cult of the chief of medicine and psychiatric hospital for many many years.
And my main job was to decide what was medical what was you know -- is our medical contribution to the psychiatric condition is at all medical sense at all site and that was what my main responsibilities.
So -- conversion.
And I guess I got familiar with how I felt take care recovered some sort of doctors were some time to get -- -- for things and I mean.
And particularly a fan -- reacted I was out of there and comfortable to do with conversion doesn't like the diagnosis that -- that's not what they wanted to hear that what they wanted to hear and and these mom couple -- like not like that but I kind of caught my attention -- -- Because that's what do you think that look around to think about not focus on television -- -- as anybody expert and the post acute infectious.
Neurological disorders called -- syndrome.
Which is associated with strep back committed back -- -- -- -- dramatic fever scarlet fever people would present after infection -- -- trip to market number -- Got -- -- okay good -- Internet so.
This is Bigelow and they would get some policy invited stance which is this is or -- Korea which kind of look like this he's very strange -- -- movements.
After strep infections.
Nowadays they're -- look at a broader spectrum neurological movement disorders associated with post -- -- -- Michael plasma.
So a group -- -- how this pad as they started studying for that.
Then we called up for environmental experts turned out Aaron Brockovich was on this case she found this on the largest chemical spill -- train derailment in the seventies in the United States.
That the EPA that left standing.
It was just unbelievable they found and they found that this stuff was in the in the bedrock moving towards the school.
So and they discovered that there were there were.
Gas wells under the school with a reusing fracking and there's some question about in the chemicals and -- was it in there ahead.
Well it may not have been and then the problem is the school has stonewalled parents people from him during the testing they wanna do this community is all up in arms about it so we don't know yet some of the things that need to be answered to rule out possible environmental plan.
Let me ask about the environmental aspect -- in this accident happen in 1970 yes.
From -- medical expertise we we just suddenly start seeing it all close together like well the the theory would be right the you'd expect to see sort of cancer outbreaks or others across the Specter is thirty years.
The the theory is that this stuff has been in the bedrock guess what happened in the summer they huge flooding -- And guess where they start seeking out Steve weird stuff on the athletic field this -- -- always kids report this orange stuff that -- open Atlantic field.
All those kids were cheerleaders for -- they're all on that field that's the one thing you so.
Maybe nothing -- you know but why not want to really didn't look as you see is hard to do that prevents a television.
It's it's it's quite a story have such a comprehensive look I've really been looking at and I've met the -- that -- the moms and and and it's it is complicated and you know in the meantime we're trying to support neurological teams taking care them to keep getting proper care.
But -- -- -- wanting you know honestly do the realities of its conversion that's better for the kids because that gets better and gives him some sort of Arnold toxic exposure mean not.
If it's pandas -- will but now there and now there's six or ten of them that may get in antibiotics and -- with steroids.
Because of that doctor this diagnosing pandas that may or may not be appropriate thing to do so it's it's.
Why -- thing.
Meantime we're trying to keep the community glued together and not panic and let them know -- municipal water supply is good.
But we're testing well water in the meantime so got to be sure investigation should ask -- question.
I'm I'm fascinated by Nassau and I'm wondering let's say that it is environmental yes or way to treat that yes yes they -- and -- -- there various things that.
Aaron's people have been asking for -- wonder where the EPA didn't do it's bigots bigots in -- -- it.
Excellent so but it it remember my drive in the city because of maybe as we moments of -- yes so you for bringing me here and there again faced before -- maybe USA for the united front check that out.
And thank you would become a ligament angels have a new show like -- Like changes where -- where how -- how -- gotten involved with me and yes that's -- CW at 3 o'clock so appreciative of this if you don't have time to be here.
-- -- -- I don't care.
That's how often do have for instance your New York today how often you're walking in the street and somebody just as doctor -- I know you're going somewhere but I got -- -- -- question because everybody's got somebody needs to go -- -- supplements that with times of elements -- movements -- -- -- -- -- refinements and this is not -- right it's common -- content and the end and I love people so it and people are great and gracious and so is our greatest thing you know.
Though I must say.
Interacting out on the street there's no structure of the interaction which is a little scary will not even that kind of structure -- -- there can be problems but.
But I mean there's no beginning middle and ends friends so we can is it 12 you know yeah fix things and diagnoses in rather bleak things -- would take years to manners are like.
-- -- Well here's something a little bit easier to hijack back to the million moment of touch campaign.
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And graciously it ends there.
Well and this is helpful to of them because you they have a product that make sure hands worth a yes that's what they're substantive they feel as though that everything -- -- lips.
They do you generally crazy I didn't really do what and that's something people wanna kiss -- -- look a certain mindset.
Really I don't cover a lot of top external commitments doctor drew is full service yes -- and I think there's so much pleasure really to see -- -- -- deceive us appreciate you travel safely and thank you.