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Season 4 Episode 25: Medical Gaslighting


This week, Mary and Alex watched the 1944 film “Gaslight” to learn about the origin of the commonly-used term of psychology of the same name. They discuss ways in which they have been gaslit by medical professionals, as well as how to recognize medical gaslight and ways to advocate for your health when a doctor tries to downplay your symptoms.




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Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:23]

  • Pickleball [1:57]

  • Gaslighting [3:05]

  • American 1944 movie [3:40]

  • Mary’s personal gaslighting story [5:28]

  • Shoulder dystocia [6:47]

  • High risk pregnancy [8:35]

  • Elective C-section [9:40]

  • Advocate for yourself [11:34]

  • Alex’s personal gaslighting story [12:05]

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) [12:20]

  • Ocular Migraine [13:15]

  • Lumbar puncture [13:40]

  • Thank you, Merry-Jennifer! [15:20]

  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid [15:48]

  • Vulvar Cancer Network [19:04]

  • ER doc’s perspective needed [20:03]

  • Opioid crisis [22:50]

  • High pain threshold [23:03]

  • Mary’s colonoscopy follow-up [23:43]

  • Only apology[25:25]

  • Ingrid Bergman & Angela Lansbury [28:33]

  • Medical gaslighting [30:22]

  • Thanks for listening! [31:20]

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