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Suzanne O'Sullivan - 'The reality of imaginary illness', video, 2016

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS News' started by DigitalDrifter, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. DigitalDrifter

    DigitalDrifter Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I replied on YouTube with:
    @10:48 "resistance to the diagnosis is about the stigma". This is a strawman argument against ME patients who suffer worsening of symptoms (in some cases permanently) from exercise or exertion. Under a psychological model worsening of symptoms are not believed by doctors, friends, family, and employers. As a result patients are treated unfairly, are given the wrong advice, and in some cases have their disability made permanently worse. There have even been cases of patients being forcibly sent to mental institutions and children with ME being taken away from their parents. Suzanne O'Sullivan dedicated a chapter in her book (It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness) to ME which she claims is psychosomatic.
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well of course I don't really like it. :banghead:
    MEMarge, ladycatlover, Inara and 2 others like this.
  3. Squeezy

    Squeezy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The couch
    No words can convey my complete and utter contempt for this wretched person. :mad:

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