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Stars Of New Netflix Series About Chronic Illness Slam The Show For Making Them Look 'Crazy' - After Off-Camera Tests Proved They Are Sane

Saturday 25 August 2018

 

From the Daily Mail Australia:

 

Afflicted
 

Stars of new Netflix series about chronic illness slam the show for making them look 'crazy' - after off-camera tests proved they are sane

By Natalie Rahhal for DailyMail.com
24 August 2018
© Associated Newspapers Ltd

  • On August 10, a new documentary series about seven people with chronic illnesses premiered on Netflix
  • Chronic illnesses like substance sensitivities and Lyme disease are difficult to diagnose and treat because their symptoms are not easily measured
  • These conditions are often dismissed as being 'in patients' heads'
  • All subjects of the Netflix show have been clinically diagnosed, they say
  • They claim they were given psychiatric evaluations prior to filming
  • Now, they are hitting back at the producers of the series that they claim paints their conditions as mental, not physical, despite passing mental health tests

The subjects of the new Netflix documentary series about chronic disease, Afflicted, have come out in force against the film, asserting that its makers misrepresented their conditions as 'psychosomatic.'

In order to be cast in the show, the subjects were all required to have a medical diagnosis from a physician.

They were also required to undergo psychiatric evaluations prior to filming.

But many of them now say that the production and editing warped their stories and portrayed their physical conditions as mental illnesses - a conflation that has led to stigma the subjects hoped the film would fight.

 

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