Home | Community | Message Board


Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Community >> The Pub

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Papaver Somniferum

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]
InvisiblePapaverS
Madmin Emeritus?

Registered: 06/01/02
Posts: 26,880
Loc: Radio Free Tibet!
Life's Little Stressors?
    #3024747 - 08/19/04 07:47 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Mass Hysteria Strikes Small Rural U.S. High School

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ten healthy female students at a rural, co-ed North Carolina high school had repeated bouts of seizures, swooning and hyperventilation over a four-month period in 2002 -- an outbreak that experts are calling an example of mass hysteria.

The first girl began experiencing seizures in August. Over the next few weeks, more girls began to show the same symptoms. The attacks escalated throughout the fall months, then appeared to taper off by the winter holiday break.

One student experienced at least 30 attacks. All but one of the girls had no history of seizures.

Most of the attacks occurred while students were at school but not in class, such as during breaks or in hallways between classes.

Five of the students were current or former cheerleaders, but only two shared a classroom. None appeared to be experiencing more than their normal share of life's stressors, such as family problems or history of depression.

To investigate why these girls were experiencing seizures, Dr. E. Steve Roach of Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Dr. Ricky L. Langley of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (news - web sites) interviewed the students and their parents, and spoke with teachers and the school nurse. They also reviewed the students' class schedules and medical records, and tested the high school's buildings for environmental contaminants.

Writing in the Archives of Neurology, the authors conclude that the evidence "strongly suggested" that the girls were experiencing an episode of mass hysteria, defined as "the simultaneous occurrence of related signs or symptoms with a psychogenic basis in multiple individuals in a group."

The authors explain that they suspect mass hysteria because the episodes largely occurred at the same place, there was no other obvious explanation for them, and all of the girls' symptoms appeared and disappeared at around the same time.

Moreover, previous research has shown that mass hysteria typically strikes women more often than men, and may also occur more frequently in children and adolescents, they write.

Many episodes of mass hysteria are triggered by harmless odors or when a "prominent" person begins showing symptoms, they add. No environmental trigger was found, and since the first girl to experience seizures was a cheerleader and four others were as well, Roach and Langley suggest that seeing the symptoms in these girls "could have encouraged additional students to develop similar episodes."

Unfortunately, mass hysteria was not seriously considered as a possibility until after some time had passed, the authors note. By then, some girls said they had been teased, were unable to drive, and their mysterious conditions had placed a strain on family and personal life.

Moreover, "had the similarities between these individuals been noted earlier," some of the girls could have avoided some unnecessary diagnostic procedures and treatment, the investigators add.

"Although the underlying dynamics that initiate and perpetuate mass hysteria are poorly understood, its prompt recognition allows physicians to avoid unnecessary tests and treatments and to reassure both the affected individuals and the public," they write.

SOURCE: Archives of Neurology, August 2004.




They had this same problem in Salem, Massachusetts, back in 1692, and the explanation was quite simple. All this psychological mumbo-jumbo is fine and dandy, but it's not going to get to the real bottom of this -- to the truth. It's obvious what's going on here; these girls are witches. It's pure and country simple. We just need to have a good old-fashioned witch trial, and it'll clear the whole matter up! :evil:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRipple
Ripple
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 21,014
Loc: the timbers of Fennario
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Papaver]
    #3024762 - 08/19/04 07:50 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

BURN Them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


--------------------
The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTasty_Smurf_House
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8,657
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 5 years, 6 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Papaver]
    #3024773 - 08/19/04 07:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

seizures blow. painful.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblerogue_pixie
faerydae
Female User Gallery

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 3,947
Loc: UK
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Papaver]
    #3024780 - 08/19/04 07:54 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I was just about to mention the film "The Crucible" demonstrates the occurences in that article well.


--------------------
"Whatever you do, you need to keep moving.  Because when you stop moving you die (physically and emotionally).

Good luck and blessings of happiness and fortune." ~ RandalFlagg RIP



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRipple
Ripple
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 21,014
Loc: the timbers of Fennario
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #3024784 - 08/19/04 07:54 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

my wife just said the same thing.


--------------------
The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblerogue_pixie
faerydae
Female User Gallery

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 3,947
Loc: UK
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Ripple]
    #3024790 - 08/19/04 07:55 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Hello Ripples wife..great minds...;)


--------------------
"Whatever you do, you need to keep moving.  Because when you stop moving you die (physically and emotionally).

Good luck and blessings of happiness and fortune." ~ RandalFlagg RIP



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRipple
Ripple
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 21,014
Loc: the timbers of Fennario
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: rogue_pixie]
    #3024795 - 08/19/04 07:56 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

:cool:


--------------------
The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineToTheSummit
peregrinus
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 08/23/99
Posts: 9,065
Loc: Las Vegas
Last seen: 4 hours, 58 minutes
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Ripple]
    #3024830 - 08/19/04 08:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

"We build a bridge outta 'er!"


--------------------
You invented the wheel....You push the motherfucker!!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRipple
Ripple
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 21,014
Loc: the timbers of Fennario
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #3024834 - 08/19/04 08:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

How do you know she's a witch?


--------------------
The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblefunkymonk
Get's down, withthe get-down.
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 8,160
Loc: saskatchewan
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3024878 - 08/19/04 08:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

seizures arent painful.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePapaverS
Madmin Emeritus?

Registered: 06/01/02
Posts: 26,880
Loc: Radio Free Tibet!
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Ripple]
    #3025020 - 08/19/04 08:36 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Ripple said:
How do you know she's a witch?




She Turned Me Into a Newt!? :laugh:


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleRipple
Ripple
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 21,014
Loc: the timbers of Fennario
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Papaver]
    #3025045 - 08/19/04 08:40 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

A Newt!


--------------------
The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began!



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHooty
Reality isRelative

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2,467
Last seen: 5 years, 8 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Ripple]
    #3025293 - 08/19/04 09:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

She'll either save herself from the fire, in which case (witch case) we'll know she a which. Or she'll burn.....it's the original error proof test.


--------------------


Without love in the dream
It will never come true


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSKINNYDOGGY
synth junky

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 353
Last seen: 7 years, 11 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Ripple]
    #3025304 - 08/19/04 09:24 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)



--------------------
Feels Like Heaven Taste Like Shit



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSKINNYDOGGY
synth junky

Registered: 01/27/02
Posts: 353
Last seen: 7 years, 11 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: SKINNYDOGGY]
    #3025334 - 08/19/04 09:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Teen girls today well i'll tell ya i blame T.V.


--------------------
Feels Like Heaven Taste Like Shit



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTasty_Smurf_House
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8,657
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 5 years, 6 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: funkymonk]
    #3025340 - 08/19/04 09:31 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Have you ever had a seizure? I have. I've had many. Once I had three in an afternoon and ended up in the hospital. You do that and then come back and tell me it isn't painful.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHooty
Reality isRelative

Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 2,467
Last seen: 5 years, 8 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Tasty_Smurf_House]
    #3026106 - 08/20/04 12:07 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I don't think anyone claimed it wasn't painful....my cousin used to have seizures.....I'm aware of the kind of effect they can have on you.


--------------------


Without love in the dream
It will never come true


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMycoCakeEater
Old Hand
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/16/03
Posts: 1,572
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Papaver]
    #3026193 - 08/20/04 12:26 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Papaver said:
She Turned Me Into a Newt!? :laugh:




I......I...I got better.....  :argh:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineEdge
I like plants

Registered: 04/13/03
Posts: 972
Loc: Machu Pichu
Last seen: 4 years, 10 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: MycoCakeEater]
    #3026412 - 08/20/04 01:14 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

So if she weighs as much as a duck....


--------------------
Check Out My "A Report w/ pics and links--FAE, RH, Casings, Cakes, Polyfil, And A Simple Setup And More!"

"For every action there is a reaction; and a Paykie reaction, is quite a fuckin thing"
--Turkish of Snatch


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTasty_Smurf_House
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8,657
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 5 years, 6 months
Re: Life's Little Stressors? [Re: Hooty]
    #3027028 - 08/20/04 04:23 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

funkymonk said they weren't


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | Next >  [ show all ]

Amazon Shop for: Papaver Somniferum

Community >> The Pub

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Saint Anthony of ergotism tomatoes 975 14 06/25/03 08:36 PM
by tomatoes
* Ergot & acid: Lets put all our nuts in one basket
( 1 2 all )
Jalruza 3,111 37 04/01/10 08:20 PM
by puddles and gravy
* Ergot poisoning in Medieval Times OneMoreRobot3021 1,149 11 05/24/05 02:00 AM
by danlennon3
* Just a small question (ergot/claviceps purpurea related) SapphireCat 504 3 11/17/06 12:19 AM
by Schwip
* Ergot.... looks like cubensis turnkey 1,435 8 05/01/08 11:43 AM
by Stizzle
* jesus was an ergot fiend Merkin 781 11 05/08/05 08:26 AM
by Merkin
* hooked up the old 8-bit nintendo last night.
( 1 2 all )
MrBump 2,173 39 09/27/04 11:18 PM
by StonedShroom
* My 12,001 post at the Shroomery.: Albert Hofmann Melts
( 1 2 all )
mjshroomer 2,604 29 03/17/06 12:00 AM
by mjshroomer

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Entire Staff
1,194 topic views. 5 members, 65 guests and 51 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:

Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.026 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 16 queries.