I'm a producer with National Public Radio. www.npr.org
We are researching stories on health care and are looking for patients who are willing to talk to us for our story. We are looking for people who have self-diagnosed their own illness or condition and later found out the diagnosis was wrong. We are specifically interested in people who came to that self-diagnosis after seeing an advertisement on TV or information found on the internet. We are interested in learning how people are affected by direct to consumer advertising by drug companies which may lead people to think they need drugs or have conditions that they don't actually have, or how people are responding to the overwhelming amount of information that they now have access to on the internet. Have you ever seen a drug commercial on TV and gone to your doctor asking for it? Have you seen advertising about a medical condition and become convinced that you had it?
If you have a story to tell about finding your own diagnosis and what it takes to be a modern patient in today's health care system please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and please put Self-diagnosis in the subject line.
We're looking forward to hearing your stories.