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[–]ClassroomPast6178Problematising the things you love. 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Placebo/Nocebo is a powerful effect, it’s not beyond belief that they are suffering some symptoms purely because they believe that they should experience them.

What they can’t know is what it’s actually like to experience because they’re not women. So their description is based entirely on cultural stereotypes.

None of this is any reason to have any sympathy for them, validate them in any way or humour their delusions.

I’m sure that in a couple of decades the psychiatric and clinical psychology journals will be filled with articles questioning why neither stepped in to help these people and in fact prolonged and worsened the problem.