In this age of modern medicine, treating the body like a machine it is easy to overlook the role played by our minds and emotions in our illnesses.
In many illnesses effective treatment can only occur when we take into account the complicated interactions between what we think, how we feel, our personality and how we are influenced by those we share our lives with.
Our past experiences, thoughts, feelings and our level of stress all have a huge part to play in our symptoms and suffering. On occasions, despite extensive investigation, we can still be left uncertain as to what is causing our condition. Sometimes you have symptoms but all the tests are negative and you are told “I can’t find anything wrong”.
Labels such as ‘functional illness’, ‘psychosomatic illness’ or ‘stress illness’ may be used, or you could just find yourself going from specialist to specialist desperate for someone to find something wrong that can be treated.
Rob Patterson has a special interest in these issues.
Having the expertise to know when no stone has been left unturned, Rob will help you understand your symptoms and begin appropriate treatment using the very latest neuroscientific research.