A lot of people suffer these days from OCCD ( Obesesive Compulsive Certainty Disorder ) and doctors are no exception.
What people should be working with, is probability factors, and not be tagging assumptions with the title of " FACT ". Is " Schizophrenia " packed with facts, or assumptions ?
To give you an example of just how powerful an effect OCCD has on people such as Doctors, the following is an experiment that was performed on several doctors.
Four healthy intellectual people and four doctors were chosen. The four people, two men and two women, were told to dress as follows.
1) Man , dressed in business clothes.
2) Woman , dressed in business clothes.
3) Man , dressed in casual clothes.
4) Woman , dressed in casual clothes.
Each person was given an identical script of the exact symptoms they were to inform their specific doctor about. They were told to memorize it perfectly word for word.
Persons ( 1 ) and ( 2 ) were also told to speak in a monotone voice.
Persons ( 3 ) and ( 4 ) were also told to speak in an emotional multi-tone voice.
However, I say it again, each intellectual was giving the doctor the exact same information.
The results were amazing. The responses from the four doctors were as follows.
Patient #1 ) There is nothing physically apparent, but I recommend further tests to find the source of the problem.
Patient #2 ) There is nothing physically apparent. Come back again if the problem persists.
Patient #3 ) There is absolutely nothing wrong with you.
Patient #4 ) What you are madam, is a Hypochondriac.
And so, if you are off to see your Doctor, don't forget to dress in business clothes, and also always speak in a monotone voice, and if you are a woman, I am sorry to have to say this, but it looks like you will have to dress up like a man for best results.