This article, It’s All in Your Head, was Co-Authored by Jeff Vankooten. Jeff is an author and speaker who shares his battles and lessons learned from living with bipolar disorder. Jeff is also an IDA Executive Board Member.
Article Excerpt: “It’s all in your head!” What a familiar refrain for those living with chronic illness, pain or disability. Doctors, friends, co-workers and family often make this statement when they can’t “see” what you are going through or find a diagnosis. The invisible nature of many illnesses and disabilities creates an atmosphere of suspicion or disbelief, even by those who are closest to you. People may say, “It’s all in your head” to imply that the person is just making up or exaggerating his or her condition. … Read the entire blog here at Disability.gov