Remarkable how far our brains will go to avoid dealing with emotions we don't want to confront.
Will: What did you do?
Charles: Um, tic-tacs.
Curry: You gave them a placebo?
Charles: Orange ones have been my go-to of late. Don't get me wrong. They're gonna need some therapy, figure out the weight of the world isn't on their shoulders. Intra-family work.
Will: What do you mean?
Charles: You've heard of mass psychogenic illness?
Will: Yeah, like mass hysteria, right?
Charles: Very easy to misdiagnose. In Salem they called it witchcraft.
Will: So the seizures and the tremors, you're telling me they really were from...
Charles: Stress and anxiety manifested as physical symptoms spread through social groups by unconscious imitation. It happens more often than you think. Remarkable how far our brains will go to avoid dealing with emotions we don't want to confront.
- Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 2: "We're Lost in the Dark"
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