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(CNN)   Worried that your "restless leg" and "carpal tunnel" syndromes just aren't getting you enough attention anymore? Good news, modern technology has introduced a brand-new illness onto the market: "text neck." Start filing those claims   (cnn.com) divider line 101
    More: Stupid, Dr. Dean, vascular disease, Kaiser Family Foundation  
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2012-09-23 01:38:09 AM  

Lachwen: Perducci: reimanr06: brantgoose: "I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.

Want to know a good way piss off and alienate your doctor? Show up in the office with a preconceived diagnosis that you picked up from the internet, hostilely mistrust his judgement, pull out a daily journal of complaints without being able to provide a succinct and well defined story of what your problem is, and then resent him when he leaves because he has 5 other people waiting who also need his/her help..

That's the great thing about "syndromes": they can be anything you want them to be.

Well, except for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Sure, you can claim it all you want, but to actually be diagnosed with it your problem has to fit within some rigidly defined criteria.


Replying to both of you here:
There are plenty of syndromes with well defined characteristics and objective findings. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have a range of symptoms, but if the nerve conduction study says that you have CTS, well then it's pretty clear. Same with Downs syndrome. But Perducci does have a point - syndrome is often synonymous with "we don't know wtf is going on".

My main point with that post was that brantgoose's problems with doctors is largely due to a combination of confirmation bias and a personal attitude that is non-conducive to having a good relationship with a doctor.
 
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