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Tie Up Your Teenagers

Gavin Francis: Contagious Convulsions, 23 June 2022

The Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories of Mystery Illness 
by Suzanne O’Sullivan.
Picador, 328 pp., £10.99, March, 978 1 5290 1057 2
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... rulebook; faced with symptoms that have no plausible anatomical basis, specialists like Suzanne O’Sullivan, a consultant neurologist based in London, usually identify functional illness on the basis of history alone.The trouble is that if an illness doesn’t leave some signature on our physical make-up then society assigns it less ...

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