From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era

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In the 19th century, when gender roles were more confining, the dominant forms of psychosomatic illness were paralysis and hysteria. Today, when people experience confusion about the abundant possibilities available to them, when all is permitted, the dominant complaint is fatigue. Edward Shorter's history shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of larger society. He argues that newly popularized diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome are only the most recent ...

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0029286670

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9780029286678

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From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era
1993, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029286678

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From Paralysis to Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era
1992, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029286654

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