The Le Roy Teen Mystery: How to Treat Mass Psychogenic Illness

Maia Shalavitz
TIME

State health officials recently added three more people to the list of people diagnosed with a mysterious tic-like illness that has affected more than a dozen students — mostly high school girls — in Le Roy, N.Y., since last fall.

On Sept. 4, a community meeting in the upstate town grew heated, according to local media: while many participants said they were satisfied with the state’s investigation of the disorder — which has been determined to be psychological in origin — many other, including the families of several affected girls, said they continued to believe that the real cause, which they believe to be environmental or infectious, is being ignored or covered up.

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