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What medical gaslighting looks like

Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST
  • From invalidating our fears to not mentioning the side effects of medication, here are a few signs of medical gaslighting.
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Not to be confused with health anxiety, medical gaslighting can happen from the health practitioners we are consulting with or from our near and dear ones as well. Not understanding our symptoms, or trivialising our fear related to an illness, is a form of medical gaslighting. Sometimes hiding information related to side effects of the medications or calling our concern Hypochondria and dismissing us, is a harmful thing to do. Here's what medical gaslighting looks like, suggested by Mental Health Advocate Taylor Barone.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Not to be confused with health anxiety, medical gaslighting can happen from the health practitioners we are consulting with or from our near and dear ones as well. Not understanding our symptoms, or trivialising our fear related to an illness, is a form of medical gaslighting. Sometimes hiding information related to side effects of the medications or calling our concern Hypochondria and dismissing us, is a harmful thing to do. Here's what medical gaslighting looks like, suggested by Mental Health Advocate Taylor Barone.(Unsplash)

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When we are not told about the side effects of the medication given to us, it is a major sign of medical gaslighting. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

When we are not told about the side effects of the medication given to us, it is a major sign of medical gaslighting. (Unsplash)

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Invalidating our fears related to health and calling them Illness Anxiety Disorder is a red flag. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Invalidating our fears related to health and calling them Illness Anxiety Disorder is a red flag. (Unsplash)

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Some medical practitioners keep insisting that their diagnosis is right, even when you know that it is not making you feel better. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Some medical practitioners keep insisting that their diagnosis is right, even when you know that it is not making you feel better. (Unsplash)

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Not listening to our suggestions, turning a blind eye to the signs, symptoms and the sufferings that we are facing and suggesting their treatment. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Not listening to our suggestions, turning a blind eye to the signs, symptoms and the sufferings that we are facing and suggesting their treatment. (Unsplash)

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Often when we suggest taking a second opinion for our health, the medical practitioners can get defensive about their way of treatment and try to stop you from consulting someone else. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 08, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Often when we suggest taking a second opinion for our health, the medical practitioners can get defensive about their way of treatment and try to stop you from consulting someone else. (Unsplash)

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