“Lots of people act like psychosomatic = not a real problem. Unfortunately, having a symptom for psychosomatic reasons sucks just as much as having it for any other reason. Sometimes it sucks more, because nobody takes you seriously.” -
Thanks for sharing your experience, I think this viewpoint is really valuable.
Wow. What a thoughtful, brave piece of analysis. Thank you.
"Due to the media’s focus on possible physical causes of Long Covid, and the general lack of understanding of the nature of psychosomatic causes, I suspect more people with Long Covid symptoms are going to their doctor’s office rather than to a therapist or psychiatrist, who would be better equipped to handle psychosomatic issues. "
--You know... if there are very physical causes that perhaps can be helped, somewhat, at least symptomatically, maybe possibly curatively.... going to a therapist's office, may be depriving the patient of a viable treatment. To wit: 3D brain SPECT (not ordinary, lousy SPECT but 3D thresholded ones) may distinguish fibromyalgia quite well as well as (very) preliminary data indicates covid-related etiology. (Same applies to mTBI -- just because ER CT scan or ER lousy low resolution MRI says everything ok, doesn't mean it's true.) There is lots of room for improvement in neuropsychiatric treatments -- I think exciting times for a young practitioner in the field.