By Jane E. Brody

June 26, 2017

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It's perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after

receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs

and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed

physical disorder?


Or what if someone's physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem?

How long might it take before the true cause of the symptoms is uncovered

and proper treatment begun?