What Is Medical Gaslighting & What to Do About It

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Have you ever felt like a doctor just isn’t listening to what you’re saying? Unfortunately, many of us have experienced medical concerns being dismissed by a doctor. That’s not to say that doctors aren’t doing their jobs. Some concerns may not be anything to worry about. Or the doctor believes the current course of treatment is the best option. However, in other cases, doctors may misdiagnose a condition or ignore you altogether, minimizing your voice. This is a sign of medical gaslighting, which can lead to improper treatment.  

Have you ever felt like a doctor just isn’t listening to what you’re saying? Unfortunately, many of us have experienced medical concerns being dismissed by a doctor. That’s not to say that doctors aren’t doing their jobs. Some concerns may not be anything to worry about. Or the doctor believes the current course of treatment is the best option. However, in other cases, doctors may misdiagnose a condition or ignore you altogether, minimizing your voice. This is a sign of medical gaslighting, which can lead to improper treatment. 

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