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I never asked her how she felt or how she was getting along in a more general way tofranil 25 mg otc. I would also continue to follow the guide of Carl Rogers and be in the world of Florence 25 mg tofranil overnight delivery. She told me early that she was absolutely convinced that she had a very rare disease that was beyond medical science. I was going 74 Symptoms of Unknown Origin to find out what was wrong with her. Te use of that phrase was and still is a popular way of dealing with patients with many symptoms. I always thought it insulting to tell someone so miserable with so many symptoms that nothing is wrong. De- spite the compelling logic against its use, it continues to be a popu- lar phrase for trying to deal with these very difficult patients. I also resisted the common course of telling such a patient that the problem was all in your head. You mean, if I just quit imagining those symptoms, they will just go away? Te foremost reason was that I truly did not know what pa- tients like Florence suffered from. In fact, I began to believe that each such patient suffered from something very different from the other, that there was no one disease or even a group of diseases responsible. I came to believe that each patient suffered idiosyncratically of his or her own peculiar difficulty. How could I with any accuracy say that there was nothing wrong, or that it was just something in their head?

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