Category: W4 Reflection

Fibromyalgia

Culture can affect the illness experience of fibromyalgia by invalidating the illness itself. Many women, as shown in the article on shame that is felt by women with chronic pain disorders, feel ashamed of having fibromyalgia because, as a culture,…

Fibromyalgia

After reading the blog, fibromyalgia is completely misunderstood in my opinion. People have the diagnosis of what it is misconstrued. Since signs and symptoms differ from person to person in different cultures and in the same cultures, it is hard to…

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is an severe pain that has occurred continuously after a person should have “healed.” Sometimes it’s considered untrueable and often healthcare providers can not identify why the patient is still experiencing pain. Pain is a subjective experience and…

Male Postpartum Depression

Male postpartum depression is a condition among new fathers usually within the first year their child is born. About 10.4% of new dads experience postpartum depression. Many men report feeling confused, exhausted, helpless, alone and trapped. They feel that they…

Fibromyalgia

I believe that fibromyalgia is misunderstood in our culture.  Fibromyalgia is more common than one may think.  About 5.8 million Americans are affected by fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and mood swings.  Professionals believe that…

Attention deficit disorder

I think ADD is a prime example of both themes we have explored this week: culturally misunderstood illnesses and placebo effects.  ADD is a common ailment among young people today.  I for one could hardly count how many people were…

Fibromyalgia

I chose to write post about Fibromyalgia because I was unfamiliar with the syndrome and as we see through the blog, it is a condition easily misunderstood in the American culture. Fibromyalgia it is not commonly talked about nor a…

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is diagnosed in young adults and children and used to be known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes in children and young adults means the body is not producing any insulin. Like Anna in the video, children…

Chronic Pain in Women

  I think chronic pain is misunderstood in our culture and somewhat ambiguous by definition. Chronic pain is long term pain at different or multiple spots throughout the body that does not go away and with generally unknown causes and…

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a perfect example for misunderstood diseases. The condition is often times downplayed in the minds of most people because the effects being similar to nervous habits of high energy people. Also, to those who do not…