Re: Hoping To Speak The Right Language!!!
Posted by Pat on 5/05/03
Skeptics are in the minority of MCS researchers. Scientists
favor the organic view of MCS over the psychogenic view by
ratio of 2:1 (Ross, 2000; Donnay, 1999, 2002). So most of them
will not call you crazy.
Even (most of) those who propose psychogenic mechanisms do not
think MCS sufferers are crazy. Nor do they think MCS is
imaginary. They generally feel that it is a somatiform
disorder (which is incorrect, but it's nice to know they don't
call the sufferers crazy).
Here's some advice: If people wear things that make you sick,
you should probably talk to them about it, calmly; and ask
them if they could not wear things that make you sick. If the
person refuses, then try to stay away from that person. If
they try to call you crazy, refer them to me
(email@example.com need be I will give out my
number through email)
But don't "lose it" when describing your illness to other
people, since the general public will usually assume you have
I wish you the best,
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