I just happened to notice this morning that Bob Welch, former guitarist with Fleetwood Mac, committed suicide yesterday following spinal surgery that seemed to have not improved his condition: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8694576 You might notice that Welch had been told by his doctors following back surgery that he would "never get better". Not wanting to burden his family with care of an invalid, he opted for suicide. Of course, I'm not familiar with the particulars of Welch's medical condition, but it makes you wonder whether what he really had was TMS? He was always a very self-effacing type of anonymous artist, so you have to consider how much personality traits were involved in his back pain scenario. One more reason not to have back surgery I'd say. As many back specialists have come to realize, it just doesn't result in many positive outcomes! You also have to wonder just how devastating it must have been when the doctors Welch trusted told him he'd "never get better"? OMG!