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WIN A COPY OF DR. JULES MONTAGUE’S NEW BOOK

The Imaginary Patient: How Diagnosis Gets Us Wrong

A diagnosis is supposed to give us certainty, our first step on the road to recovery. But what if your diagnosis is inflected by a doctor’s bias, swayed by Big Pharma, or designed to protect the police? What happens when you are — or your child is — refused a diagnosis for a condition the establishment will not recognise? As a consultant neurologist, Dr Jules Montague saw the relief a diagnosis could bring, but she also came to see its limitations. In this eye-opening and humane account, Montague meets with the patients and families who have had their lives turned upside down by a diagnosis they never deserved. She speaks to parents fighting for recognition of their children’s symptoms; men and women whose bodies have been stigmatised by society; and to the families of young black men who are being diagnosed posthumously with a condition that could exonerate their killers. Through these stories of heartbreak and resilience, Montague shines a light on the troubled state of diagnosis, and asks how we might begin to heal.

 

To celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing Week we have 5 copies of Dr. Montague’s book to give away on our Twitter channel.

Simply follow @LAHArtsHealth and re-tweet to win!

Terms and Conditions of the competition can be found here.

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