In this compelling cautionary tale, emergency medicine specialist Mert Erogul describes how he came to believe that he had ALS, a frightening neurological condition with no cure – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He provides a disturbing insight into how an educated, analytical mind can come up with an answer and then create the evidence to back it up. The specialists said he was fine but couldn’t explain his worsening symptoms, so how could he believe them? Could his mind really be affecting his body so profoundly? getAbstract recommends this article to anyone curious about the mind-body connection.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why too much medical knowledge can be a dangerous thing and
- How far the mind can go in causing the body to manifest symptoms.
About the Author
Mert Erogul is an emergency doctor and teaches medical students at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.