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  1. lauluce

    Why doesn't people believe in invisible illnesses?

    I was searching the web and the forums for some sort of discussion or analysis of the motives that lead people to not believe in the existence of invisible illnesses such as ME/CFS and others, but I couldn't find much, so I started this thread. What kind of mental processes lead people to not...