Illness and the Analytical Mind: Twilah Hiari is a recovering patient with a B.A. in Philosophy. She explores how the siloed nature of Western medicine contributes to misdiagnosis, and how clinician biases regarding issues of gender, race, class, education, religion and disability promote a culture that dismisses the credibility of the patient’s perspective. She blogs about her experiences at http://www.athinkingpatient.
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.