Saturday, May 11, 2013

LeRoy - Inside the town that 'caught Tourette's': New documentary charts the fear, panic and suspicion of teenage girls and their families afflicted by mystery syndrome

The town of LeRoy, New York, made headlines early last year when it became apparent that a growing number of teenage girls, all from the same local high school, were developing tics and twitches that closely resembled Tourette's syndrome.

Now, a new documentary charts the fear, panic and suspicion of the families involved, as the bizarre affliction took hold of an increasing number of people in the community, and media coverage spiraled out of control.

A trailer for TLC's The Town That Caught Tourette's?, which will air on Wednesday, May 22 at 10pm ET/PT, shows footage of several students twitching as they describe their symptoms.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2322793/Inside-town-caught-Tourettes-New-documentary-charts-fear-panic-suspicion-teenage-girls-families-afflicted-mystery-syndrome.html