The new book from bestselling author Marcus Sedgwick detailing his multi-year, multi-country, multi-doctor search for a medical diagnosis.
In 2014, Marcus Sedgwick got ill. Consumed by crippling fatigue, stiff muscles, joint pain, diarrhoea, trembling hands, brain fog, and more, he began his journey to find out what was wrong with him. It became a journey – across medics, continents, and diagnostic hypotheses – where too many health professionals concluded that his ‘Medically Unexplained Symptoms’ were all in his head.
About the Book
All In Your Head, the book, is Marcus’s tale about what happens when your doctor doesn’t believe that you’re ill. When they think you are imagining a serious ailment, or worse, faking it. It’s the story of the stigma that goes with invisible illness, and of the strange places that chronic illness takes you. It’s the tale of bizarre treatments, and above all, the damage that’s created through other people’s doubts and indifference.
Written with honesty, and at times, dark humour, All In Your Head explores the epidemic of undiagnosed, hard-to-explain, and misunderstood illnesses in today’s world, with new illnesses such as long-COVID steadily emerging. Sadly, it is often up to individuals to drive their own search for recognition and a diagnosis, a task that can prove challenging due to establishment scepticism and disinterest.
• But You Don’t Look Ill
• The Day I Woke Up as a Lizard
• How (Not) to be a Hypochondriac when You’re Actually Ill.
About the Author
Marcus Sedgwick is an award-winning author of over 40 books for adults and young people.
After careers in bookselling and the publishing industry, Sedgwick produced his ﬁrst novel, Floodland, in 2000, winning the Branford Boase Award.
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