MAWIS: Middle Aged Woman Invisibility Syndrome
OWMAWIS: A more severe condition, the Overweight Middle Aged Woman Invisibility Syndrome
MOWMAWIS: The most severe, the Menopausal Overweight Middle Aged Woman Invisibility Syndrome
Standard treatment of any of the IS patients includes shrugged shoulders, offer of antidepressants, and referral to another doctor, where it "will take several months to get an appointment."
SMAM: Standard Middle Aged Male
A call to the doctor about unexplained symptoms in a SMAM results in the SMAM having a scan within 24 hours. When the scan is negative, the SMAM is immediately contacted by the doctor's office for more tests. They are scheduled quickly. SMAM (and MOWMAWIS wife) are gratified by this excellent care.