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Influence of patients' expectations on disease

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1160
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  1. Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6AT

    EDITOR, - Michael Loudon continues the debate about the contribution of psychological factors to the development of the chronic fatigue syndrome and the influence of patients' expectations on the prognosis.1

    I developed glandular fever over a year ago. For three months earlier this year I had considerable but variable difficulty in getting out of bed in the morning, muscle “woodenness” all over, and wobbly legs in association with …

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