So I googled and googled, and googled, and could not find the word I was looking for. So, from here on out, whenever one witnesses a surge of diagnoses of a particular disease (often being a misdiagnosis), let the fashionable phenomenon be called: Sudden Field of View diagnosis.
Yesterday, almost no one ever heard of Philinfrey Syndrome†, yet, today, the condition has a name and a definition, and suddenly it occurs to every doctor that their patients have all the signs of this; falling under the broadest parameters.
*Sudden Field of View diagnosis!*
And, of course, it’s just in the nick of time, because there is a treatment for this disease. Hurray for Lithium, Lupron, Prozac, and Ritalin! Finally some corporately uninvested control in our lives!
Seriously, folks. Sudden Field of View. Put a finger on it.
†No, Philinfrey Syndrome is not a real thing—at least, I hope not.