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Why 'Pill Shaming' Isn't Always Obvious

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Answering the question “what is pill shaming?” seems fairly straightforward: it’s shaming someone for taking pills, usually medication and/or painkillers.

Sometimes it is friends or family members who do the shaming. Other times it can actually be doctors who do so. But how does this actually take place?

Who is targeted for pill shaming? And is it often more sly than obvious in its occurrence? Pill shaming – myself Back in the day, before chronic illness conditions came to be diagnosed thick and fast and medication became an absolute necessity, I used to shame myself for taking pills.

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