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|Author: Klaus Podoll, Markus Dahlem, Sofia Greene||17. November 2007|
|Edited by: Klaus Podoll, Markus Dahlem, Sofia Greene|
Uncertaincy about the diagnosis often motivates a potentially never-ending search for the medical cause of the persistent aura, leaving out none of the etiologic hypotheses of alternative medicine (each of them potentially necessitating costly tests and therapies the benefit of which has not been proven by evidence-based medicine) which are similarly known from the discourses in "medical subcultures" (Brodsky, 1983) and centre around illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), sick building syndrome (SBS), and others (Shorter, 1992). Not by chance then, some of these hypotheses reflect discussions at the Ezboard forum Visual snow or static. While the internet is a fantastic information resource, "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing", and it is no wonder that many sufferers have convinced themselves that their varied and disturbing symptoms are due to a host of weird and wonderful illnesses (everything from Lyme disease to chronic neuro toxins etc). Paradoxically, the neurological nature of the disorder that is persistent aura tends to become obscured by these discourses, which are more commonly encountered in psychosomatic illness, and this almost certainly doesn't help the patient in coping with his condition nor in finding adequate therapy.
Brodsky CM. Allergic to everything: a medical subculture. Psychosomatics 1983; 24: 731-742.
Shorter E. From paralysis to fatigue: a history of psychosomatic illness in the modern era. New York: MacMillen, Inc; 1992.
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