My Imaginary Illness: A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis

My Imaginary Illness – available from Cornell University Press or from or

The Book is available in both hard copy and in ebook format from Cornell University Press:

My Imaginary Illness (ILR-Cornell University Press)

or, from

My Imaginary Illness

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My Imaginary Illness (B&N)


My Imaginary Illness  (Amazon Canada)

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My Imaginary Illness (McNR)

0r, ChaptersIndigo bookstores:

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I hope you enjoy it and that it provokes lots of thought and discussion.  Please feel free to leave comments about the book or on related topics and issues here.


Chloë GK Atkins

5 Responses to My Imaginary Illness: A Journey into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis

  1. Joan says:

    Thanks to CKUA, I’ve learned about your work. Were it available on Kindle, that would be fabulous, though I don’t know what an author has to go through to make that happen.

    Astonishing Luck,

  2. I discovered Chloe G.K. Atkins, PhD on “conversations with Lizz Sommars, KMTT 103.7FM. I was fascinated by the discussion of her book because the story is remarkably similar to my naturopathic physician, who was completely paralyzed for 4 years. He now walks again after recovering from his “mystery disease.”

  3. chloe says:

    The book is now available in Kindle format on and I hope you enjoy it . . ..

  4. Susan Q. Knittle-Hunter says:


    A friend referred me to you and suggested I contact you. I have written and published a book about a similar condition and my struggles with getting a diagnosis…62 years! I would very much like to be in contact with you.

    Thank you for your time,

  5. chloe says:

    Dear Susan,

    Would you please tell me the title of your book and where it is available? I’d like to read it, if possible.
    My research team and i have recently published an article abut UPS which may interest you: “Silos of Suffering and Silence: Patient and Physician Experiences of MUPS and Uncertainty.” AJOB Neuroscience, 4(3): 3–8, 2013. You can also find a copy of my book: My Imaginary Illness: A Journey of Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis on amazon.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website.

    Best wishes,

    Chloe G K Atkins

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