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The invisible kingdom

reimagining chronic illness
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in O'Rourke, Meghan
Verfasser*innenangabe: Meghan O'Rourke
Jahr: 2022
Verlag: New York., Riverhead Books
Mediengruppe: Buch


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"A landmark exploration of one of the most consequential and mysterious issues of our time: the rise of chronic illness and autoimmune diseases. A silent epidemic of chronic illnesses afflicts tens of millions of Americans: these are diseases that are poorly understood, frequently marginalized, and can go undiagnosed and unrecognized altogether. Renowned writer Meghan O'Rourke delivers a revelatory investigation into this elusive category of "invisible" illness that encompasses autoimmune diseases, post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, and now long COVIDynthesizing the personal and the universal to help all of us through this new frontier. Drawing on her own medical experiences as well as a decade of interviews with doctors, patients, researchers, and public health experts, O'Rourke traces the history of Western definitions of illness, and reveals how inherited ideas of cause, diagnosis, and treatment have led us to ignore a host of hard-to-understand medical conditions, ones that resist easy description or simple cures. And as America faces this health crisis of extraordinary proportions, the populations most likely to be neglected by our institutions include women, the working class, and people of color. Blending lyricism and erudition, candor and empathy, O'Rourke brings together her deep and disparate talents and roles as critic, journalist, poet, teacher, and patient, synthesizing the personal and universal into one monumental project arguing for a seismic shift in our approach to disease. The Invisible Kingdom offers hope for the sick, solace and insight for their loved ones, and a radical new understanding of our bodies and our health"-
Table of Contents
Part One Obstacles: Introduction
3 (132)
1 "Gradually and Then Suddenly"
11 (8)
2 What Is an Autoimmune Disease?
19 (14)
3 Disease Concepts
33 (14)
4 Impersonation
47 (10)
5 The Doctor-Patient Relationship
57 (16)
6 Alternatives
73 (16)
7 Downward Spiral
89 (14)
8 The Woman Problem
103 (12)
9 The Immune System Gone Awry
115 (20)
Part Two Mysteries
10 Autoimmunity as Metaphor
135 (12)
11 Mind/Body
147 (8)
12 Positive Thinking
155 (10)
13 Possibility
165 (12)
14 Nadir
177 (14)
15 Lyme Disease
191 (20)
16 Futurity
211 (14)
17 Uncertainty
225 (8)
Part Three Healing
18 Silence and Healing
233 (8)
19 Solutions
241 (16)
20 The Wisdom Narrative
257 (16)
Acknowledgments 273 (2)
Notes 275 (26)
Bibliography 301 (14)
Index 315


Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in O'Rourke, Meghan
Verfasser*innenangabe: Meghan O'Rourke
Jahr: 2022
Verlag: New York., Riverhead Books
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Systematik: Suche nach dieser Systematik NK.A, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Suche nach diesem Interessenskreis Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-59463-379-9
2. ISBN: 1-59463-379-7
Beschreibung: 324 Seiten
Schlagwörter: Chronische Krankheit
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Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch