Ah, how many times this was said to me. Even by doctors. Once even by a psychiatrist. MDs that are also professors at Medicine faculties tend to be some of the most obnoxious, least sympathetic people in the world. The judge the hardest. The discriminate the hardest. They think you either read the symptoms in your textbook and just want to get out of an exam or assignment. Or that you are just plain lazy and are trying to avoid working.
But people everywhere tend to dismiss Mental Illness, not just doctors. Phrases like these are said (or thought) every day:
Have you ever been told something like that?
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