How ‘Medical Gaslighting’ Ignores Black Women With Long COVID

Dr. Margot Gage Witvliet, PhD, developed Long COVID in 2020, facing medical gaslighting and discovering shared experiences in dozens of women & BIPOC. Dr. Gage Witvliet learned that medical gaslighting is an insidious phenomenon which disproportionately impacts women and BIPOC. Medical professionals frequently tell female patients with Long COVID and other invisible illnesses that their symptoms are “all in their heads” while treating male counterparts with contrasting, scientifically sound approaches.

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