A community meeting Saturday at a school where over a dozen children have developed tic-like symptoms quickly became contentious, further dividing an already-polarized community.
The meeting came after calls for more thorough environmental testing.
Doctors have diagnosed most of the children and one adult suffering from the symptoms with "conversion disorder," a condition induced by stress. When occurring in clusters the condition is sometimes called "mass hysteria."
But some environmental activists have suggested that some sort of toxin may be causing the condition in the western New York state community.FULL STORY