Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder | Psychology Today

 
A MUST READ: "Do we really want to burden and stigmatize seriously ill people with an additional diagnosis of mental illness, just because they are worried about being sick and are vigilant about their symptoms? Might patients with life threatening diseases become reluctant to report new symptoms that might be early indicators of recurrence, metastasis or secondary disease – for fear of attracting a diagnosis of 'SSD'?"

1 comment:

Erica Verrillo said...

You have a great blog! It may interest you to know that "hysterical paralysis," that mainstay of the Victorian era, is now called MS.

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If you can, please post this. I'd like as many people with CFS/ME as possible to have a healthier 2013.

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