Tag Archives: Neuropsychiatry

Social Media as Vectors for Transmission of Psychogenic Illness

Laura Dimon has an interesting piece on The Atlantic’s website, titled “What Witchcraft is Facebook?” (with a picture of Dr. Charcot!) in which she reports on the phenomenon of mass psychogenic illness–basically an epidemic of conversion disorder. Conversion disorder, of … Continue reading

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Via Andrew Sullivan, I learned that Oliver Sacks has a new book out, Hallucinations. The video above is a 2009 TED talk in which he discusses Charles Bonnet syndrome, the focus of his book. There’s also a very interesting article about Dr. Sacks … Continue reading

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