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Doctors judging you (includes a link to satire)

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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
Has anyone else with a mental health problem had a doctor judge you based on your appearance?

I had one who said I dressed well, when Infact I threw on a hoodie and some jeans, didn’t shower or brush my teeth. Yet to her I dressed well. 

How can doctors truly know how you’re affected when you’ve probably spent 7 days in the house not looking after yourself and make a huge assumption 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,184 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just imagine if you went to see a Doctor and they wrote something like… they were dressed in dirty looking jeans, their jumper looked like it needed washing, their hair was very greasy and needed a wash. What would you think then? You would probably feel quite insulted. I know I would be.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
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    Just imagine if you went to see a Doctor and they wrote something like… they were dressed in dirty looking jeans, their jumper looked like it needed washing, their hair was very greasy and needed a wash. What would you think then? You would probably feel quite insulted. I know I would be.
    The very flip side of that is very true. You wouldn’t want to feel insulted but I do question their reasoning for making such statements especially with regards to patients who have mental health problems. What you look like or how you dress isn’t a fair reflection of your mental state unless you turn up naked in sandals. 
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