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The nocebo effect : overdiagnosis and its costs

Author: Stewart Justman
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The Nocebo Effect documents the transformation of normal conditions into medical problems and brings out the risks that flow from 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. The lingering effect of revoked diagnoses, the over-detection of lumps through breast self-examination, the occurrence in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Justman
ISBN: 113752328X 9781137523280
OCLC Number: 1013917728
Description: xi, 272 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preamble: Indefinite Ailments and Inflammatory Messages --
1. DSM and the Shaping of Depression --
2. The Ills of Health --
3. Searching for Signs --
Interlude: Medicalization and Magnetism --
4. Overdiagnosis and its Harms --
5. Name Games --
6. Beware What You Look For: Two Cases of Medical Activism --
7. The Folly of Systems: The Satiric Tradition and Mental Disorders --
8. The Malady of Awareness --
Epilogue: Return to Sources.
Responsibility: Stewart Justman.

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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  Read more...

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