The Nocebo Effect: Overdiagnosis and Its Costs

Springer, 30.04.2016 - 272 Seiten
The Nocebo Effect documents the transformation of normal problems into medical ones and brings out the risks of this inflationary practice. One notable risk is that people labeled as sick may find themselves living up to their label through the alchemy of the nocebo effect.

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Indefinite Ailments and Inflammatory Messages
The Ills of Health
Searching for Signs
Overdiagnosis and Its Harms
Name Games
Two Cases of Medical Activism
The Satiric Tradition and Mental Disorders

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Stewart Justman is Professor and Director of the Liberal Studies program at the University of Montana, USA, and has written many books and articles on both medicine and literary history. For Seeds of Mortality, a study of cancer, he received the 2004 PEN Award for the Art of the Essay.

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