Nearly every person highlighted in Afflictedhad suffered significant financial losses as a result of pursuing treatments for their chronic mystery illnesses. Certainly, some ethical healthcare practitioners were featured on the series but in many cases, as we listened to the assessments, diagnoses, and treatments doled out by (sometimes) licensed medical practitioners to these patients, we were in shock. The basic “science” they presented to support their care was often patently false and the treatments cost thousands of dollars of out of pocket expenses. We were literally shouting at the TV as we watched some scenes, saying “No no please don’t do it! That’s not going to work… They’re stealing your money!! No!!!”
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