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Netflix Show - Afflicted

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by BagelSchnitzel, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. BagelSchnitzel

    BagelSchnitzel Newcomer

    Hi Guys,

    Just started watching a show on Netflix called Afflicted.

    Immediately these people seem to have severe TMS symptoms.

    I was wondering if anyone else had watched it?
     
  2. Loui

    Loui Newcomer

    Just saw it's trailer.
     
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  3. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Just watched the first episode, and it does seem to me that these people have severe TMS. I don't think I can watch another episode as the first one brought up a lot of emotions--feeling a lot of empathy for the desperation of the people, remembering being in that state, but also a lot of anger for the alternative practitioners who prey on the desperation of suffering people with dubious "treatments". I wish there was some way to let these folks know about TMS and the possibility for recovery.

    Maybe someday there will be a show where some of our best TMS practitioners work with people with severe TMS and record their progress and eventual recovery. Imagine how many lives would be changed by watching this?
     
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  4. BagelSchnitzel

    BagelSchnitzel Newcomer

    Agreed, it is hard to watch people suffer when a solution as simple as an understanding of TMS and mindbody medicine could help them on the road to recovery. The worrying thing about this show so far aswell is it could have more people thinking they have the same afflictions as those on the show, creating more pain and frustration for people out there. I have tweeted Netflix about TMS and the recovery program in particular for these people but I doubt it will do much help.

    I think I'll carry on watching the show just to see if they do try anything mindbody related.
     
  5. BrooklynGal

    BrooklynGal Peer Supporter

    As someone who has suffered the gamut of TMS symptoms and someone’s whose run the gamut of physical symptoms after a severe gi infection, some people’s symptoms are very real and not TMS. While I do believe everything has an emotional resonance, if you take an antibiotic you can cause liver damage and that is very real. If you breathe in mold, you can very much have mold growing in your body. Some things are just real. I can’t watch the show cause it will freak me out. I’m just saying not everything is TMS.
     

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