Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I agree absolutely.  Perhaps it's not as bad in Europe, but this is a real problem in the US -- especially with women's health care issues.  I don't know if it's from propaganda from big pharma or what, but if you're "feeling bad" (which happens when you're sick), the automatic thing is to try to tell you to take prozac or something.

I had something pretty severe wrong with me which could have been corrected at an early stage.  Instead, first because of no insurance and then because of no one listening and lastly because of mis-diagnosis, I ended up being in an urgent surgical situation and it didn't go well.  But during this four year ordeal, it was suggested more than once that it might be stress or depression and I was treated like an uncooperative patient because I wouldn't go on anti-depressents.

I wasn't even depressed!  And then they just tell you it's a symptom of severe depression to not know you're depressed!!  It was like a bad Kafka story.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 04:13:30 PM EST
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