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An unflinching look at 'The Pain of Others'

•, by Peter Keough

In "The Pain of Others," she also explores the fine line between delusion and reality, but in this case it's not about a dubious cure but about a disease some think is imaginary.

Reminiscent of Jennifer Brea's "Unrest" (2017), which relates her struggle to get doctors to take her crippling chronic fatigue seriously, Lane's film focuses on three women suffering from Morgellons disease, the symptoms of which include the sensation of parasites crawling under the skin and the eruption of wormlike threads from lesions. Most physicians — though not all — say the malady is psychogenic, which only intensifies the victims' desperation and deterioration. 

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