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-- -- you hear about -- medical mystery up to two dozen students in Denver's Massachusetts exhibiting.
Unexplained hiccups and vocal tics so is this a real medical outbreak or could it be.
Brought on by.
Mass hysteria now because it's Massachusetts.
But is it really mass -- to keep tableau.
Psychiatrist and Fox News contributor joins us I welcome to the program -- so what -- and how has it been going on.
Listen this has been going on for a long time they've been investigating this way -- -- last year in this is that.
One that's a magnet school -- one that's an agricultural school we're talking about two dozen kids from one school up to two dozen and several from another.
Strange vocal our differences and -- muscular tics.
Very much like what happens when people have this hand this condition that's thought to be related to streptococcus infection.
So we don't know if this is mass hysteria.
Or if -- -- true medical.
Mystery which it might be that's going to be excluded first.
OK so it could be -- infection we've seen things like that in the past either also some sorts of medications.
That can cause verbal -- There certainly are psychiatric medications and others that can cause behavioral abnormalities and muscular abnormalities.
However what they're gonna have to do when this has happened in New York in the past as well in New York schools they're gonna have to cross reference.
All of these students and now there's an adult as well and figure out what have -- been exposed to possibly what do they have in common.
What could explain this now we do know that going back to the fifteen hundreds.
There -- cases of mass hysteria.
Where people number one of the cases -- many people reporting an attacker.
Had attacked them.
Now nobody had but they believed it seemed that the difference.
Sold that these folks aren't lying there hit -- -- actually believe it so these tech -- they might just be mimicking the other students.
Will mimicking without knowing so if first of all.
Let's settle on the fact that we've got to exclude the medical here first because you'd hate to find out.
That's something medical's -- this but if they had the hiccups they're not mimicking.
They're literally having these things happen for no.
Reason it's a conversion disorder wherein they believe they have the affliction.
If you gave them a lie detector test they'd come up and as telling the truth and.
And I'm really happy doctor -- I mean it is eerie that this is happening in Denver is the name of which used to be Salem Massachusetts.
Where -- the most famous case of mass hysteria.
You know broke out at -- people were accused and killed for being witches.
Absolutely now look the mass hysteria absolutely get a look into that.
But at this is where science departs from being a dad if my child were afflicted with this condition.
I'd be using tempted to use with the doctors and put a colleague.
Either and I'd be anti viral agent or IV antibiotics because I want wanna -- -- that year to it might take public health officials to figure it out.
Much or anything -- her.
A doctor -- try any very mysterious case we know you'll keep an eye on it thanks so much from which is to -- -- thanks we'll check.
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