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BSE, public anxiety and private neurosis.

Authors
  • McEvedy, C J
  • Basquille, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
42
Issue
5
Pages
485–486
Identifiers
PMID: 9194022
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Following the recent focus of media attention on BSE, and the putative link between the cattle disease and cases of variant CJD in humans in the UK, we report two cases of "BSE phobia." The relationship between popular conceptions of science and psychopathology is discussed.

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