Talk:Sickness behavior

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Zinc deficiency a benefit of sickness behavior?[edit]

I can't find any citations to back up this claim, or the claim that dietary zinc is harmful in bacterial infections. I did find some evidence to the contrary. So, I have removed all references to zinc from the article. If you are aware of Reliable Sources that support the existing claims, then please restore them, making appropriate Citations. Thanks, Vectro (talk) 17:08, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Expand tags[edit]

Hey, I was the editor who added the {{expand}} tags to the article. I did so because I thought the sections seemed shorter than the other sections. If you disagree with me, feel free to remove them. --I dream of horses (T) @ 03:19, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Dr. Hans Selye[edit]

I thought that Dr. Hans Selye, "the father of stress", first described this syndrome when he was a medical student. But this article doesn't mention him. David Spector (talk) 21:01, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Reassessing sentence verbiage[edit]

I suggest reassessment of the word "attenuate" in the sub-category of "Depression" under the category of "Medical Conditions". As the word "attenuate" is not a commonly known or understood term by the average reader.

The change that I suggest is either to replace the word "attenuate" entirely, using the phrase "decrease sensitivity of the" or use of parentheses after the word "attenuate" containing the phrase "to decrease the sensitivity of"

I'm willing to make the change, but am seeking consensus on my suggestion that the sentence read either: "Moreover, chronic, but not acute treatment with antidepressant drugs was found to attenuate (to decrease the sensitivity of) sickness behavior symptoms in rodents." OR to make the sentence read: "Moreover, chronic, but not acute treatment with antidepressant drugs was found to decrease the sensitivity of the sickness behavior symptoms in rodents." My choice would be the latter option, but I am open to suggestion. SeaBeeDee 12:47, 6 April 2016 (UTC)