2 weeks ago I had never heard of TMS and now I am giving Dr. Sarno's book away. I saw a patient today with a 5 year history of neck pain due to a car accident. She has had multiple different treatment all of which have not been effective. She had many personality traits of a person with TMS and she scored a 7/10 on the TMS screening tool I used. I was trying to explain TMS to her and I became anxious and my mouth became dry. It has been easier to tell someone they had cancer than to tell her I thought she had TMS. I had a physiologic reaction to this event. I also had an emotional response to her when she said she did not think she had TMS. I felt like a scared little kid who did not know what he was talking about. My rational self took charge and asked for her to simply read the 100 page book and have her fiance read it as well. I still have difficulty accepting that I have TMS. Logically I have TMS. I just have to make sure I keep telling my subconscious that too.