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It's all in your head : stories from the frontline of psychosomatic illness

Author: Susanne O'Sullivan
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan takes us on a journey through the very real world of psychosomatic illness. She takes us from the extreme -- from paralysis, seizures and blindness -- to more everyday problems such as tiredness and pain. Meeting her patients, she encourages us to look deep inside the human condition. There we find the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves, and our age-old failure to credit the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Work
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne O'Sullivan
ISBN: 9780099597858 0099597853
OCLC Number: 946117002
Notes: "First published in hardback by Chatto & Windus in 2015"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Wellcome Book Prize 2016 (UK)
Winner of Royal Society of Biology Book Award 2016 (UK)
Description: 326 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Tears --
Pauline --
Matthew --
Shahina --
Yvonne --
Alice --
Rachel --
Camilla --
Laughter.
Responsibility: Suzanne O'Sullivan.

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WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2016 Pauline first became ill when she was fifteen. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine  Read more...
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"Doctors' tales of their patients' weirder afflictions have been popular since Oliver Sacks... Few of them, however, are as bizarre or unsettling, as those described in this extraordinary and Read more...

 
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