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Nightmare on psychotherapy street

Books I read do not usually give me nightmares, but Sybil Exposed did. That is not hyperbole. Debbie Nathan’s new book gave me actual nightmares — something I almost never have. Long ago, when I was in graduate school studying

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The immunological price of social pain

Stress is one of those fuzzy psychological constructs. It is usually defined as a state of mental or emotional strain, and a chronically ill friend of mine used to call it the “dirty little secret of chronic illness.” Why? Because

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Posted in Autoimmune diseases, Chronic illness, Health care, Research

Rethinking exercise

As a kid, I used to watch Jack Lalane doing jumping jacks on his morning exercise show. I would hop right up and join him, wondering why some people thought exercise was hard. Later on, I picked up a booklet

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Posted in Autoimmune diseases, Chronic illness, Women's health

Girl Diseases

Tis the season when TV networks rerun shows assuming that you’ll be out shopping or partying, and because just now I’m up to my armpits in the glories of the season, it occurred to me that perhaps I could fill

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