The Nocebo Effect
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The Nocebo Effect

Overdiagnosis and Its Costs
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ISBN-13:
9781137523280
Einband:
Buch
Seiten:
272
Autor:
Stewart Justman
Gewicht:
482 g
Format:
226x147x17 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.
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
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.