A woman shared her concerns online after reading notes from her family doctor who she felt was “rude”.
In a post on the popular discussion site Mumsnet, Ispy9 explained that a year ago she had been struggling with anxiety and depression, and had visited her doctor for support.
During the COVID outbreak and its immediate aftermath last year, the numbers of adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression increased in the United States According to the CDC, the percentage of adults with recent symptoms increased from 36.4 percent to 41.5 percent, while the number of adults with symptoms rose from 36.4 percent to 41.5 percent. Those who reported unmet need for mental health care rose to 11.7 percent.
To explain the situation, a woman from the UK wrote: “It doesn’t really fit anymore because I’m in a much better place than I am now, but I’m still very upset about it. A year ago I was really struggling with anxiety and depression so I went and saw my doctor about it” .
The patient has downloaded the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) app, which allows patients to access their medical records. But when a Mumsnet user started reading her own book, she found something that bothered her.
I saw that at the appointment about my mental health, my doctor wrote these notes: ‘Examination: Don’t sleep, don’t take care of herself. Unkempt, looking down, shoulders arched, no bra wearing, uncombed hair. “
After reading the notes, I asked, “Is it unreasonable for me to think these comments on my profile are somewhat rude?”
While the woman may have felt the notes in her file were rude, the links between the ability to perform self-care and depression are well documented. In fact, Research shows that depression CaliforniaIt makes it difficult to maintain personal hygiene, with examples including leaving hair unwashed, not brushing teeth, less hand washing, difficulty showering, and wearing the same outfit for several days in a row.
Changes in self-care and a lack of motivation to perform usual self-care tasks are formal symptoms of depression.
Researchers have always been associated Depression due to dysfunction of the frontal lobeThe area of the brain responsible for executive functions, which supports problem-solving, judgment, and reasoning.
After a Mumsnet user shared her feelings, others rushed to share their reactions in over 140 comments.
One response said, “I guess it’s just a factual record of how you looked?” Another wrote: “They should have reflected the way you presented during your depression and I assume it was realistic and in this case they were rude but notes. That would go into evidence that you were depressed.”
Another Mumsnet user said, “It’s just a factual note, understandably a tough read for you. I’m not sure the comment about your bra was called out for.”
Another commenter said, “A lot of people are willing to insult at factual remarks. Being rude is one of the classic signs of depression, not a judgment if it’s true.”
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