Return of Mass Hysteria-Podcast
As a neurologist, I'm fascinated by the "borderzone" between psychiatry and neurology. I wrote about a now-famous episode of mass hysteria back in 2012 in my book, Bullets and Brains. In this story, girls from LeRoy, New York, developed tic-like movements that engendered all kinds of wacky theories, but ultimately turned out to be a classic case of mass hysteria. In this new ReachMD podcast, I review the LeRoy episode and discuss a more recent epidemic of mass hysteria, this one affecting hundreds of children in the Philippines. Mass media and the internet may have contributed to this epidemic. Please enjoy this 6-minute podcast on ReachMD.com. Your comments are welcome.