Psychiatric Evaluations and C* Doctors: The Female Experience Unveiled

Noah Silverbrook

Updated Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

An image circulating on social media has sparked a heated discussion about the gender and racial biases prevalent in the healthcare system. The screenshot, taken from a Tumblr post, features two poignant comments that have resonated with many users.

The first comment, by a user named "beemovieerotica," highlights a common yet troubling experience for women seeking medical attention. The user recounts taking a psychiatric evaluation where one of the questions asked if they had ever felt physically unwell but were not believed by a doctor. The user's reaction was to stop the interview and state, "that's just the experience of being female and going to the doctor." The two male researchers conducting the interview were left speechless.

Another user, "markatch," adds to the conversation by pointing out that this issue extends beyond gender. Trans individuals, overweight people, and black individuals often face similar dismissiveness from healthcare professionals.

The post has garnered numerous comments from people sharing their own experiences of being ignored or misdiagnosed by doctors. One user noted, "This is why shows like House were so popular. The idea of a doctor taking you seriously and trying to find out what’s actually wrong with you, is a huge fantasy that only exists in fiction."

Another comment highlighted the frustration of a straight white man who couldn't get doctors to take his pain seriously, often being accused of "drug-seeking behavior." One user shared a story about their father, who had to collapse in front of a doctor to be taken seriously, eventually being diagnosed with a severe heart condition.

The comments section is filled with similar anecdotes, painting a grim picture of a healthcare system that frequently fails to listen to its patients. Stories of women being dismissed as "hysterical" or told their symptoms were due to weight issues are all too common. Trans individuals and people of color also face significant hurdles in getting proper medical care.

One user shared a particularly harrowing experience: "My sister had swelling in her abdomen. She went to three different doctors, with the first two dismissing her symptoms as weight gain or bloating. It wasn't until the third doctor that she was given an X-ray, revealing a massive cyst that required surgical removal."

These stories have led to calls for a cultural shift in the medical field, emphasizing the need for doctors to listen to their patients and take their concerns seriously. The hashtag #and any cluster b disorder, mentioned by "markatch," underscores the additional challenges faced by individuals with personality disorders.

The image and its commentary serve as a powerful reminder of the biases that exist within the healthcare system and the urgent need for change.

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This is why shows like House were so popular. The idea of a doctor taking you seriously and trying to find out what’s actually wrong with you, is a huge fantasy that only exists in fiction.


Ninety eight percent of hospital doctors in a recent survey thought exercise was a useful treatment for my condition. Despite the national standards body finding it is not, and patient groups reporting harm. Essentially all mental health tests are designed for the physically well, and take answering yes to 'i can't enjoy the things I used to' when physically incapable of them to be simply depression.


S***, straight white dude here and I can't get a doctor to take me seriously about the weird pain in my side. They either jump straight to "your spine is f***ed" (it's not, I've had an MRI) or start accusing me of "drug seeking behavior"


Went with my wife to a doctor once, just moral support, and the doctor tried talking to ME about her condition. I was appalled and asked why he wasn't explaining this to her. He stammered and turned to her and repeated it. We agreed he was a misogynistic used c***** and found someone better.


I'm overweight and depressed. So THAT'S why I often get ignored?


Story of my life. And now i'm handicapped for life. All could have been fixed on time if any doctors i saw took my word. And i live in canada...oh and cant have my tubes tied, if my "future husband" wants kids, but i already have kids, a hubby, and if i get pregnant i could face horrible complications. I also am 42 and premenopausal. I ask for that since my first kid at 22. We need a cultural shift. Now.


Even my dad, who is one of the whitest of dudes, had to collapse in front of doctor before they believed something was genuinely wrong with him. After years, he finally got one that was smart enough to ask the right series of questions. "Do you drink?" "No." "Why not?" "Because it burns in my chest like pouring alcohol over an open wound." Turned out he had a hole in his heart the size of half-dollar, so big he basically only had three chambers in his heart.


Annually, the US Govt spends more on small pox research (which is cured btw) than it does on women's health (menstrual, hormonal, v*****l etc). And a research for many women's health issues didn't really start until 1993.


What do you call the worst student graduating from med school?


Seatbelt fractured several several ribs when I was in an accident while back. Not only did they assume my complaints of internal pain were just the bruising/ropeburn, but two separate radiologists at two different facilities failed to find the fractures on Xrays (until the nurse at the second one was like "You're looking at the wrong set of ribs, we taped a BB there for a reason"). Between this s*** and the cost, is it any wonder the current generations never use the healthcare system?

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