Feeling a little under the weather? Is something paining you? Is your body refusing to do as it’s told? Do you have some incredibly dangerous virus or bug? Have you seen your doctor?
Possibly not. Through degradation of services (especially in the UK) or the sheer expense, you are more likely to find a diagnosis on the internet, and then order what medicine or therapy you feel will do the trick.
Quackery, it seems, has gone on-line. However, it has now gone a touch too far. For soon you will be able to buy on-line the latest bio-tech checks for bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.
We used to class such illnesses as ‘madness’. Now the term applies to the diagnosis.
© Anthony North, February 2008
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