Re: Guest Post - Academic deference and its exploiters


I mean, fuck, examining relatives and then testifying without examining the infant?

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 9:16 AM
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Yes. I wonder if that's something that isn't an issue for medical licensing.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 9:21 AM
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Interesting guy! He's also pro-tanning beds.

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 9:24 AM
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Spare the rod, spoil the bed.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 9:27 AM
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Some among the medical staff and social workers involved in the case thought that Jenn reacted strangely to the discovery of her children's injuries. She didn't show emotion or seem bothered. Her affect was "flat," according to the D.S.S. report.

really rang alarm bells. "She must be lying. If she was telling the truth she'd be more upset."

Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 9:41 AM
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Yeah, affect-policing is always suspect.

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-26-18 10:44 AM
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Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-27-18 6:04 AM
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This is extremely relevant to my interests, I suppose. Hypermobile EDS is the variant that doesn't currently have a genetic test, so some doctors overdiagnose though at rates lower than this weirdo and others like the rheumatologist who sees my daughter prefer to just say "hypermobility syndrome" unless they absolutely need to choose something more precise. And there are so many ways to game abuse allegations in multiple directions, but this is a particularly amazing clusterfuck.

Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 09-27-18 4:53 PM
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The funny thing is that I have a friend with EDS who says it was nearly impossible for her to get a diagnosis.

Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 09-27-18 5:13 PM
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9 is very common among the people I've met who have it.

My daughter who seems to have it did have one weird bone break, hopped down wrong from a slide at an IKEA playland and fractured her ankle, but that's apparently a common injury for kids who are long-legged and skinny, as many with EDS are. And she was in kindergarten, not a baby. (And there did end up being an implausible abuse allegation about it years later, but I had kept the paperwork and her brace and cast and it was easy to prove what had actually happened.) It's the hypermobility and swollen joints and lack of body awareness and poor core strength and flat feet and velvety skin where scars are like tissue paper plus other smooth-muscle problems plus two half-siblings (all of whom share only one parent) who have similar physical presentations of rheumatalogical problems that has made me think we'll end up with that diagnosis someday. But I'm sure my idiot ex is right that she just needs to get involved with organized sports and that will solve all her problems.

Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 09-27-18 5:30 PM
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9: Me too! And I think you're FB friends with her, actually, so we may be talking about the same person...but it's also probably common like Thorn says, so maybe not.

Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-27-18 6:05 PM
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