Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: illness mongering

Real Doctors Are Peddling Fake Diseases: Here’s How to Spot Them

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We’re bombarded with ads for newly discovered diseases. Are they all legitimate, or are some sham illnesses that were created to sell more drugs? Here are four ways to logically test whether or not something really is a classic (physically-based, symptom-causing) disease.

The Psychopathology of American Life

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‘I’m severely depressed.’ These were the words that Donesha*, a 35 year-old African American woman repeatedly uttered to me.