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Re: It's All In Your Head--continued
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Published: 7 years ago
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Re: It's All In Your Head--continued

As you can see I'm sensitive to irresponsible accusations that a list of symptoms including mood symptoms are just hypochondria or psychosomatic.

I also had to deal with this when I was sick with a mysterious and long list of symptoms including some adrenal fatigue. I am "fortunate" that I also had a well documented case of a mysterious psychological problem that responded well to heavy metal detox. It is now rather obvious that I was not a hypochondriac.

"Sometimes it takes the doctors a while to figure out what is causing a disease. Until recently it was believed that ulcers were entirely psychosomatic. Ulcer sufferers underwent prolonged treatment, were seldom cured, and often ended up under the surgeon's knife. It is now known that most ulcers are due to Helicobacter pylori infection, and ulcers are easily cured."

"Lyme disease is a fascinating story. A housewife fell ill. Her symptoms were considered psychosomatic. When her husband and children came down with similar problems, this was regarded as some kind of projection of her psychosomatic complaint. She was eventually able to convince a physician that the only crazy thing was assuming that something psychosomatic could be contagious! Once the doctor gave the whole family medicine they all got better."

"Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS) is still routinely considered a psychiatric disorder despite the repeated publication of physical and laboratory abnormalities always found in victims of it. People who realize it's not "Yuppie flu" find treatments that help them get better. A lot of these are covered in this book since CFIDS is often caused by unrecognized mercury poisoning and I had a terrible time with it myself."
Andrew Cutler, PhD


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