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It's All in Your Head
- Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness
- By: Suzanne O'Sullivan
- Narrated by: Maggie Ollerenshaw
- Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
Pauline first became ill when she was 15. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation, Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline's tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GPs have symptoms that are medically unexplained.
- By Sam on 18-08-16
Great book about a difficult topic!
I'm a GP trainee and have seen conversion / psychosomatic / somatising disorders several times, but it is difficult to understand and explain. The author have succeeded in conveying the subject in a light, but still interesting way and with many learning points for professionals.
A must read for GPs and other interested readers.
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