Expatitis

Expatitis Can Hit Families Hard

I’m pleased that my recent articles on expatitis are striking a chord among my readers. Here’s an email I received from a reader in England that I thought deserved its own page. It’s a lovely and personal example of how […]

Expatitis, Part Two: Stress

Expatitis, Part Two: Stress

Yesterday I introduced the concept of expatitis, a syndrome of expat ill health. I also introduced my uber-expat businessman, Mr Indy Spensible, who was having panic attacks, among other complaints. Let’s focus first on stress, a vastly under-appreciated malady affecting expats. […]

Expatitis: Are You Infected?

Expatitis: Are You Infected?

Let’s jump into Case One: Mr Indy Spensible, a mid-50’s General Manager of a large company, comes to my clinic with “funny chest pains” for a month. He’s a stocky guy with a big belly; very outgoing but obviously exhausted, […]