A video addressing the irresponsible and dangerous tendency among Tumblr users to self diagnose. Yes, "doctors can misdiagnose a person despite their PhD's", however the probability of a doctor misdiagnosing a layman is exponentially lower considering it takes 4 years for a person to graduate pre-med, another 4 years for a person to graduate medical school, about 3-7 years of residency depending on the specialization and another optional year+ of fellowship, which amounts to a minimum of 11 years of constant studying up to 18 hours a day and single hospital shifts that can last for up to 36 hours (during and after residency) on top of the life long experience they'll have as an attending physician which entails that they will study until they drop dead or retire. Therefore, I repeat that the probability of a doctor misdiagnosing a patient is almost null compared to the experience with Google and checklists a layman has. Take the many variables and do the math again before you say you are self-diagnosing because doctors can misdiagnose. Examine the probabilities against your lack of knowledge that will *never* exceed a doctor's unless you decide on the same career path. Let alone the fact that the layman is prone to confirmation bias on top of their ignorance in the medical field. After being diagnosed by a professional, I do encourage you to study about your illness and really get a good understanding of it and looking for tools to cope with it, either it'd be therapy, online communities or chats. But as far as self diagnosis goes, there are other ways to feel like you belong and labeling yourself with illnesses is not the smartest. Even doctors visit other doctors for a personal diagnosis, specially when the illness is not related to their field of specialty. So what makes you think you are so special again...? Be humble and go to a doctor to help yourself. That's the best you can do if in fact you care about your health, want to get better and if you are not wearing illnesses like accessories just to make friends.
Tumblr Self Diagnonsense The Most Rational Video About The Pros And Cons Of Self Diagnosis
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