Examples of Gaslighting

 I thought this is a good opportunity to show some of the signs of gaslighting that are apparent when reading consultants' letter being sent to the GP.

The first couple of items are as expected. The consultant makes appropriate referrals. Hoowever, the rest of the letter is an exercise in manipulation and deception.

Let's start with Diagnosis 3. The doctor was told of debilitating side effects of the medication prescribed. Yet, she ignored that and "advised to continue".

Certainly that is objectionable!

When we look at Diagnosis 4 the doctor decided that "the patient believes" which is not worthy of referral. So, in a stroke of manipulation they write to the GP to alert them that their patient is being "crazy" and concludes the sentence with "GP to kindlhy consider referral"

Again, manipulation and deception. Why the need to lie? Not only that, I have just researched my symptoms because I was asked the entrapment question "what do you think you have"

Certainly that is objectionable too!

After which, they seem to be ok with everything and simply set another appointment in 3 months.

Have you experienced something similar? Please share your experience or report a gaslighting professional


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