Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday?
I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this question intrigues me greatly.
The fact that the matter is psychology (thoughts, emotions and behaviours, in addition to subconscious and unconscious process) are an integral part of our physical well-being. Our mind after all is also our body. It obviously varies a great deal depending on our individual circumstances and genetics but I think we can all agree that psychological factors play a part in numerous diseases from strokes, heart attacks, cancer, stomach problems, neurological illnesses, well I could go on forever.
So why is it that certain physical presentations/chronic illnesses, less understood by our current medical system, are more readily assumed to be psychological in nature by health care professionals and society as a whole?
As usual let’s share openly, yet respectfully. Remember it is okay not to understand too. Let’s take it as an opportunity to learn from one another.
I really look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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