Category: W4 Reflection

Depression

Depression is characterized as a mood disorder that generally leaves a person feeling “down in the dumps.” This can include sadness, worry, helplessness, worthlessness, guilt, and others. On top of experiencing depressed emotions, people with depression may have develop sleeping…

“Fibromyalgia Syndrome”

Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Not disease. not illness, but SYNDROME. With such an ambiguous name for such a rare occurring issue, it’s no wonder that this medical condition is misunderstood in the American culture. From my understanding in this weeks materials, Fibromyalgia…

Fibromyalgia

I chose to elaborate on fibromyalgia because I feel that it is widely misunderstood.  I had heard of fibromyalgia, but after reading the blog post I realized that I really didn’t know that much about the condition.  Personally, I thought…

Chronic Pain

Chronic illness is explained as the “continual disruption of a person’s ongoing life, touching the individual’s sense of self or even causing a loss of self” (Werner). Chronic muscular pain is one such chronic illness and includes fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue…

Type 1 Diabetes

I chose to talk about type 1 diabetes because I believe that it is illness that harshly influenced by our culture today. Many people believe that there is only one type of diabetes and if they do know that there…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome although is very hard to describe and many people doubt the “authenticity” of the disease it is characterized by many difficult and debilitating symptoms. Ranging from various random muscle aches, irritable bowel syndrome, flu like symptoms, chest pains,…

Type I Diabetes

Type one diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus that influences the amount of glucose found in ones blood stream. When those without diabetes eat, and take in carbohydrates the body regulates how much glucose is allowed to stay within…

Tourette Syndrome

I feel people with the Tourette Syndrome are really looked over and misunderstood. Tourette is a disorder where a person can have tics through motor actions or verbal communication. Motor tics can be things like eye, head jerking or foot…

Depression

When it comes to a medical condition where Placebos are readily used, I chose Depression. Depression runs in my family and I can see what it’s done to some of my extended family members. Depression is a well-known mental disorder, but…

Fibromyalgia

After reading the blog under the class content I was completely shocked. Considering it is hard to “narrate” this syndrome to others I definitely understand why Fibromyalgia is misunderstood. Symptoms vary from person to person along with the strength of…