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Dr Drew insults women's health problems as "garbage bag disorders"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Gypsy, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Gypsy

    Gypsy Senior Member

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    http://www.salon.com/2014/04/29/dr_drew_doesnt_understand_your_garbage_disorder/

    http://jezebel.com/dr-drew-insults-women-with-endometriosis-ignites-mass-1568906681
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    I "did" like him. No more. IMO If a doc calls a symptom Garbage Bag because he doesn't have the energy to actually figure it out, then that's on the doctor, not the patient. Leave it to a psychiatrist to minimize someone's suffering and say it's all mental.
  3. Gypsy

    Gypsy Senior Member

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    This is not the first time he has made these remarks. I remember quite a while back a woman with IC called in and he first asked her if she took "spinning classes" (exercise class) that could cause that sort of pain, and when she said no he immediately went into the whole "has there been any sexual abuse in your past?" song and dance.

    It is insulting to people who are sick AND insulting to people who have actually survived sexual abuse. It minimizes sexual abuse to ask about it so casually and flippantly.

    Oh, and Dr Drew is not even a psychiatrist, he just plays one on TV! He is certified in internal medicine and "addiction medicine specialist".
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    He's a TV and Radio doc. He's supposed to make it interesting even if his answers are BS.
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    Gypsy Senior Member

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    Yes. And then the mindless pions repeat the BS as if it is actual fact. That is how our society gathers its news and information now a days. They can't be bothered to research a topic themselves with an open mind.

    I am starting to sound like an old grumpy man. Bring me my rocking chair!
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    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    These doctor celebs tend to say stuff like this on purpose because controversy gets attention. If you are boring, you don't get the ratings. If you don't get the ratings, you get cancelled.

    He's a walking garbage can disorder who has likely forgotten the Hippocratic Oath because he is too busy being a celebrity. :bang-head:
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    Truly awful.

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