Monday, November 24, 2008

POP Syndrome

Thought you guys might like this:

POP Syndrome

The AMA* has just released information regarding a new and relatively
unknown condition plaguing a growing segment of our population. While
it is unclear exactly how many people are affected by POP Syndrome,
the condition seems to have a genetic component connecting it to
Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and a myriad of other disabilities. The
genetic connection is undeniable as POP Syndrome almost exclusively
affects mothers of disabled children. More puzzling is the fact that
the condition appears to lay dormant in a mother and only becomes
apparent shortly after her disabled child enters the public school

POP Syndrome comes with a host of symptoms and unusual behaviors,
including but not limited to the following:

-Sufferers are frequently observed repeatedly calling school
officials and then leaving messages as if they expect their call to
be returned.
-Mothers with POP Syndrome are often seen meeting with school
officials. To the casual observer, this may seem normal. However,
this futile exercise so closely resembles talking to a brick wall, it
is deemed an unusual behavior.
-The condition appears to affect communication and causes the
sufferer to echo the same phrases over and over again. These echos
usually include phrases such as, "We need to schedule an IEP
meeting", "I'll need that in writing" and "Why not?".
-Eye twitches and unexpected outbursts of foul language are also
common with this disorder.

At this time, there is no known cure for POP (Pissed Off Parent)
Syndrome. Until a treatment becomes available, these brave mothers
will live in the shadows of our society...twitching , cursing and

*Angry Mothers Association.