What does calling something a disorder do? the case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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  1. kiyallsmith says:

    It seems to me that there is something here about conceptualizations of knowledge, too. When a patient presents symptoms that are familiar to a physician–associated with a disease vector–then the physician has a scripted response. When a patient presents with conditions outside the physician’s knowledge, to avoid that admission the physician can simply challenge the patient’s legitimacy. This is such an important issue, as health outcomes are riding on the success of patient-physician relationships.


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