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Blog: Hysteria by Different Names: Gender Bias in Patient Care, Gina McGalliard

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Indigophoton, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The blog includes ME as the example par excellence.
    http://www.ginamcgalliard.com/hysteria-by-different-names-gender-bias-in-patient-care/
     
    Squeezy, ahimsa, TrixieStix and 15 others like this.
  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Of course we're all aware of the stigma and lack of treatment for the more disabling conditions, but the type of attitudes discussed also have huge financial implications for women. I mean the luckier ones who manage to carry on having some sort of life.

    There will be so many cases where women will be given some mental health diagnosis, until they are finally diagnosed with an autoimmune condition or whatever. Then they have both diagnosis on their health records, the previous is rarely, if ever in the UK at least, removed.

    This can affect employment prospects, cost of life and health insurance etc., etc..

    How is that not doing harm?
     
  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Excellent blog.

    Good explanations and effective therapies tend to sell themselves. If the concern becomes how to sell it, how to find the right 'marketing strategy', then you probably don't have a good explanation nor effective therapy.

    The degree to which marketing becomes the primary concern is a good index of how invalid the explanation and therapy are.
     

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