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Centique
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I found this really fascinating. A neurologist explains the history and various presentations of psychosomatic disorders with case studies from her own patients. It‘s amazing how powerful our brains are and our capacity to have uncontrollable physical symptoms that have an emotional/psychological trigger. Sullivan argues strongly for society to give sufferers the respect and support needed for effective treatment ⬇️

Centique I have a couple of people in my life with these kinds of illnesses so I might need to buy a few copies of this. It is a little dry and academic in parts - so definitely one for those interested in the topic, rather than everybody. 3d
Suet624 Sounds interesting! 2d
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Centique
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A big work and social week for me so not a lot of reading got done. (Last nights nautical themed street Christmas party top left!)
I finished Blackout which I loved, and my reread of Cinder on audio which was great. Started and really enjoying Good Omens and It‘s All In Your Head (nf)
Watching the latest series of The Crown which is wonderful too. OMG that Aberfan episode!

Annl That episode was so difficult. 5d
Centique @Annl I know right? 💔 5d
Cinfhen Looks like you managed to mix lots of fun time in with your reading time ♥️ 5d
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Reggie Your block has to be the awesomest block around. I remember the go to different people‘s houses and drink fiesta last year. And the pic looks great!! 4d
Centique @Reggie thank you Reggie! We‘ve lived on our street for thirteen years - only in the last four or five have we made some really close friends here, and it pretty much started with people reaching out to each other at Christmas. I wish for stellar neighbours for you too! 💕🌟 💕 4d
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realise that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all... our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing...(I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life, as it did my mother‘s...)
Luis Bunuel #weekendreading #holiday #favoritelines

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#NFNov I didn't fill the board, but I got two bingos!
Thank you to @Clwojick and @rsteve388 for hosting this event! I hope we can do it again!

Clwojick WOOHOO! 1 pt 1w
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thegreensofa
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A rare bit of actual time to read at work! 😃👏🏻❤️📖

Enjoying this one for #NFnov, totally amazing. I will never complain about a small idiosyncrasy ever again! 🙆🏼‍♀️

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Croissonter
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Pickpick

This Oliver Sacks guy is a genius.

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#NFNov book 4
Bingo card prompt "Health & Medicine
@Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 6 pts! 1mo
sblbooks @Clwojick This should only be one point too. 1mo
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shanaqui
Pickpick

The title/subtitle probably don't help this book. In reality, it's a thoughtful examination of various cases where illness was profound and difficult to cope with, but had no biological cause. O'Sullivan sounds like an ideal doctor, patient and understanding of the true distress caused by disorders people sometimes dismiss as “all in the mind“. We could do with more of that attitude.

shanaqui I find it a little superficial at times -- surely the choices are not always this clear -- but it makes sense. I feel that the people who most need to read about this are not the ones who will (though perhaps I'm an exception, as I *know* I am at risk of conversion disorders of this sort!). 1mo
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#NFNov Book 5 finished.
Other litsy reviews have said this book is scary or terrifying. They're right!! I highly recommend it. It makes you wonder how many people have been misdiagnosed with some form of psychotic disorder.
#TIL Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune condition, in which antibodies from the immune system attack a person's brain. @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick I loved this book! the movie was well done too. 1mo
KendallHershey This was such a crazy read! All I could think about was... wtf would I do if this was me?! 1mo
Clwojick also! 9 pts! 1mo
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shanaqui
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Weather to stay inside reading in! We went out to impulsively get my hair cut shorter, but I was so glad to get home and warm and dry. I read one of the author's other books; this is super similar in format but has some different case studies. It is fascinating what our brains can do to our bodies.

Clare-Dragonfly That certainly doesn‘t look safe! Glad you are home and dry (and surrounded by bunnies?) now. 1mo
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