Imposter syndrome is a feeling that you’re a fraud about to be found out. Anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and shame are common as well as feeling alone.
Your illness or disability doesn’t have to define you but the advantages of a diagnostic label are multifactorial including understanding, treatment options and a community of support.
Can medical professionals assume they have our trust automatically? What if, time after time, they’ve let you down, mistreated you and knocked your confidence?