There is a term in clinical psychology known as gaslighting. Its origins are the 1938 play and 1944 film Gas Light. Gaslighting is “a form of mental abuse in which information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented with the intent of making victims doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity.”

Gaslighting––akin to ‘sick shaming’ in the case of chronic Lyme disease–– is a brilliantly orchestrated method perpetrated by those in power who either purposely or inadvertently damage your trust in yourself and in your own reality by making you feel both ‘crazy’ and ‘wrong’.

Click here to read more about this “sick shaming” and what to do about it.