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The Psychologisation of Illness (Goudsmit, 2002)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Reference: Goudsmit, EM. The Psychologisation of illness. In Brostoff J, Challacombe SJ (eds.) Food Allergy and Intolerance. 2002. 2nd Edition. WB Saunders. Pp. 685-693.

    Rather than post this in the personality thread (even though it might perhaps be useful for letters to the editor), I thought I'd highlight it here.

    Although not on ME or CFS specifically, there are a lot of ME and CFS references in it.

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  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    That is a very interesting verb, to psychologize.

    Merriam-Webster Definition of Psychologize:

    Intransitive Verb: to speculate in psychological terms or on psychological motivations

    Transitive Verb: to explain or interpret in psychological terms
  3. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    Many thanks for posting. It is a very worrying aspect of Medicine. Hoping now the evidence of Virals in ME is overwhelming the Profession will sort itself out.
  4. floydguy

    floydguy Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting this. From time to time I've tried to find the financial impact of "Psychologisation" of illness. As noted, there is very little information on this. The arrogance of the health care system is remarkable. It will end in the future when the country can't or won't continue to financially feed the monster.

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