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What do I do about people who don´t think i´m really sick?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Is it really important to you that they agree with your reality? Just focus on getting better.

In brief: Depends

Is it really important to you that they agree with your reality? Just focus on getting better.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Understood

If you have an actual illness and they don't believe you, it could be because they don't understand it.
Often emotional illnesses are difficult to understand because of stereotyped notions people have about them. No blood tests or x-rays to concretely identify the disease. Occassionally those who suffer anxiety conclude, due to catastrophic thinking, that they have illness when they don't.

In brief: Not Understood

If you have an actual illness and they don't believe you, it could be because they don't understand it.
Often emotional illnesses are difficult to understand because of stereotyped notions people have about them. No blood tests or x-rays to concretely identify the disease. Occassionally those who suffer anxiety conclude, due to catastrophic thinking, that they have illness when they don't.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sickness

The best you can do is have faith in knowing your own body and ask yourself how it is that other people's opinions influence you.
You can also have an honest conversation with those that doubt you and ask for there reasons and try to not be defensive and display that your are open to feedback but want to express the facts as you know them. My best.

In brief: Sickness

The best you can do is have faith in knowing your own body and ask yourself how it is that other people's opinions influence you.
You can also have an honest conversation with those that doubt you and ask for there reasons and try to not be defensive and display that your are open to feedback but want to express the facts as you know them. My best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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