Medically Unexplained Symptoms Attributable to Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Raising Awareness of the Implications

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

Author
1. Manoj K Sharma
2. Manik Inder S Sethi
3. Priya Singh
4. Santosh K Chaturvedi
5. Pranjali C Thakur
6. Y Paveine Paulina
7. Happy Baglari
ISSN
2277-8969
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1565
Volume
56
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2022
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Mental Health Education, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    1. Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Article keywords
    Electromagnetic, Hypersensitivity, Mobile phone, Pain

    Abstract

    Background: Electromagnetic hypersensitivity was observed in the context of mobile phone use. It was reported to be the reason for psychological and physical problems. There is a need to document electromagnetic hypersensitivity and its effects. Materials and methods: A clinical interview was conducted with the case. Results: The case reported the presence of pain in the facial region attributable to using mobile phone. Conclusion: There is a need for sensitization programs to raise public awareness of the effects of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

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