Medically caused illness: iatrogenic injury

iatrogenic /iat·ro·gen·ic/ (i-ă´tro-jen´ik) resulting from the activity of physicians; said of any adverse condition in a patient resulting from treatment by a physician or surgeon. (see more definitions here — medical dictionary: iatrogenic harm)


When a doctor harms you there are the additional insults of not only having trusted but also having paid someone for the service of hurting you…this is how one is also re-traumatized, adding even more layers to the injury.

Statistics for iatrogenic injury: Iatrogenic Disease: The 3rd Most Fatal Disease in the USA

For my personal story of iatrogenic harm from psychopharmaceuticals see here: The aftermath of polypsychopharmacology: my story on Dr. David Healy’s site

For more information on iatrogenic illness in psychiatry on this blog see here: Iatrogenic Illness


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