Lily was working on her PhD in mathematics when her health started to worsen. She managed to finish her PhD and start her career. But her health worsened.
Lily and her doctor thought her physical symptoms were because she was burnt out / depressed with her busy personal life and work place responsibilities and high performance physical training.
But as time passed and Lily's health only worsened, she realized that her physical symptoms were not psychological manifestations.
Her psychiatrist refused to believe Lily had anything physically wrong. And insisted Lily needed to accept her psychosomatic diagnosis. The psychiatrist was gaslighting her.
Lily put her research skills to work to find out what was making her physically ill. As you will hear Lily say, genetic testing uncovered a pathogenic and rare variant gene.
Lily's sister has the same sickness symptoms - turns out she also has the same rare pathogenic gene.
(Note: "Lily" is using a pseudonym to protect herself from more medical gaslighting.)