Modern society likes the idea that we can think ourselves better. When we are unwell, we tell ourselves that if we adopt a positive mental attitude, we will have a better chance of recovery. I am sure that is correct. But society has not fully woken up to the frequency with which people do the opposite – unconsciously think themselves ill.
- Suzanne O'Sullivan @ 5x15 — The reality of imaginary illness on YouTube.com.
- It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness (book), by Suzanne O’Sullivan. amazon.com ❐
- “Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders,” Alberto J Espay, Selma Aybek, Alan Carson, Mark J Edwards, Laura H Goldstein, Mark Hallett, Kathrin LaFaver, Jr LaFrance, Anthony E Lang, Tim Nicholson, Glenn Nielsen, Markus Reuber, Valerie Voon, Jon Stone, and Francesca Morgante, JAMA Neurol, 2018.
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