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Suzanne O'Sullivan - It's All in Your Head (2nd Hand Paperback)

£6.70
SKU B002341
Synopsis

Subtitled : Stories from the Frontline of Psychosomatic Illness.

A neurologist explores the very real world of psychosomatic illness.

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 operation Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline’s tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever.

This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected which is often the last thing a patient wants to hear and a doctor to say.

We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very real world of psychosomatic illness, Suzanne O'Sullivan finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Health, Medicine, Psychology & Self-Help
  • Published : 2015 (This Edition 2016 - Vintage)
  • ISBN : 9780099597858
  • SKU : B002341
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

‘A fascinating glimpse into the human condition . . . a forceful call for society to be more open about such suffering’ - Daily Mail.

‘Honest, fascinating and necessary’ - 
The Times.

The Author

Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist working in Britain who is the winner of the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize. She won for her first book, It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, published by Chatto & Windus in 2015. The book also won the Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize.

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