What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose - TED Talk (2016)

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In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she's encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don't fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat. By TED

What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose - TED Talk (2016) is about Jennifer Brea's experience of her disease onset, a psychiatric misdiagnosis of conversion disorder, becoming bedbound and wheelchair bound due to a walk home from her neurologist's office, her correct diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and her pursuit for accurate knowledge about her disease.


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"Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable. In this poignant talk, Brea describes the obstacles she's encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don't fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat."[1]

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  • Unrest (2017) Documentary by Jennifer Brea

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