The Prisoner of Parkinson into the Pain sociology

by Giovanni Carlini

The health is important! This sentence is not true anymore. The scientific world and the patients don’t listen to ideas and advices unless they are from the usual contact. It confirms the patient is a prisoner (The Prisoner of Parkinson theory).

The health world contributes to this situation limit, because this world monopolizes every non-medical chance to escape and this stops the creation of a solid basin of ideas and experiences. Those ideas and experiences should be in the pain sociology, a subject that does not exist yet and since many years we feel the need of it.

the prisoner of parkinson

The Prisoner of Parkinson builds himself his trap

This study comes from two new different experiences created from the observation of the Italians Parkinson patients’ behavior and from their hostility to every possibility to improve their lifestyle unless the chance is from the health world, this is an obstacle in the patient health management.

In this way the diseased (called The Prisoner of Parkinson) creates his own trap and it is possible to see again the same conditions that lead to the “Stockholm Syndrome”.

Starting from these considerations and adding the experiences already studied by Professor Milton H. Erickson in the passage from sick to patient (in the rehabilitation treatment of Americans prisoners come back in USA from Vietnam), it defines the sociology theory to the Parkinson, I have called it The Prisoner of Parkinson.

In this study area it is possible to see the hostility of the Parkinson patients (prisoners) to the sociologist figure and furthermore the negative answer of American universities not interested in opening a study area in the pain sociology. This negative answer is like not recognizing the pain as an event that could change the human behavior and there are so many sociology fields as the sociology of work or of the family or of the sexuality (very new) or of the army or of the economic and many more.

I explain myself better.

Each sociological lesson describes a particular social event which could impact the community behavior. At this moment the pain study is not considered and it is a mistake because it is an event able to change people behaviors.

Another sad aspect: every year there are fresh graduates in medicine or in sociology not aware of “the pain” as social event able to change people behaviors as sad before.

This analysis, applied to the university world, comes from the research of the usual Parkinson patient behavior studied in Italy.

The patient is a person who is ashamed of his/her condition and he/she is angry to everyone because he/she is suffering the not fair life sentence, he/she does not tell his/her partner and family how to help him/her in his/her new needs.

In every case studied, The Prisoner of Parkinson, suffers because the partner and/or family does not know how to deal with this new situation.

From this explanation is possible to understand that the patient life quality is possible to improve if only he/she stops to be ashamed of his/her new condition and stops to be angry at everything and starts to explain and speak so he/she can move to the active and social phase; here the pain sociology needs to exist. If there is not a pain sociology the prisoner does not have hope.

The patient who goes against the pain, explains and speaks to the partner and family, he/she is the prisoner who goes to an evolved stage of The Prisoner of Parkinson.


Where is applied the pain sociology

The disease is a stage of alteration of the person health. When the disease lives for a short term the person health does not change in so many aspects. On the contrary, when the disease remains for a long term it is able to change (in a bad way) the prisoner, family and everyone behavior.

Three clinical aspects emerge from these considerations for studying the long term disease:

  • The medical aspect: almost the physical one which is the immediate one;
  • The psychological aspect: it should explain to the single prisoner to cohabit with his/her disease;
  • The sociological aspect: it studies the interaction between the prisoner and the family;

Nowadays The Prisoner of Parkinson theory is confirmed so, a victim of himself/herself who is angry to a new figure (the sociologist) which is working at improving the prisoner life and his/her partner and/or family life.

There is this hostility against the sociology because it is thought to be a “poor” subject.

The patient is not interested to the novelty (in this way he/she is very conservative) when it is not from the usual figure (the medicine). This is the case of the poisoning by drugs!

The patient is just concerned in the source of the novelty!

It is not something new that the patient is reading at the curriculum of the researcher and he is not willing to understand a brand new idea of solution; in this way the patient is a prisoner of himself/herself and does not have a chance to escape from the disease and to evade from this situation. The patient needs to be a prisoner and understands to open his/her mind to everyone near him/her.

As far studied on Parkinson patients in Italy and on some prisoner who is fighting the disease, it is important to research a way to improve their lives because we owe it to the suffering people. The foundation of a course of studies based on the pain sociology in medicine and in sociology faculties is very important.

The pain sociology is the only study which captures an essential need of the person: the civilization.

We wish us good job for the welfare of everyone.