From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era

This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of the larger society. Newly popularized diseases such as "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "total allergy syndrome" are only the most recent examples of patients complaining of ailments that express the truths about the culture in which they live.

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FROM PARALYSIS TO FATIGUE: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era

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Like other cultural phenomena, psychosomatic illnesses are subject to changes in fashion; here, Shorter (The Healthy Century, 1987, etc.) has applied his considerable skill in researching medical ... Volledige review lezen

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A history of psychosomatic illness. I wish I had written it; it is exactly my conception of appropriate medical history. His thesis is that patients learn what symptoms are acceptable from their ... Volledige review lezen


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