Who is delusional, the patients who believe or the doctors who deny?
Cindy Casey-Holman was working as a registered nurse when she began to experience uncontrollable itching and discomfort all over her body. Then one day, as if out of a science fiction horror story, she discovered a multitude of stringy fibers coming out of her skin. To her dismay, doctors could find no physical cause for her condition and suggested it was purely psychological. But after doing some research, Cindy learned she was not the only one experiencing these symptoms, which had a name: Morgellons disease.
As more and more afflicted patients continued to come forward, the majority of the medical community disregarded their complaints, prescribing antipsychotics and dismissing any potentially physical causes. As a nurse, Cindy decided it was her duty to shine a light on this mysterious condition so patients would be taken seriously.
A deep-dive into the highly interesting and widely contested Morgellons disease, Skin Deep: The Battle of Morgellons is a fascinating documentary that is sure to make your skin crawl. Is Morgellons delusions of parasitosis or the symptoms of severe hypochondriacs? Or is there another explanation under the surface?
"Impressive! Brings the suffering of those afflicted to light with great compassion... As a film, the documentary succeeds with grace and thoughtfulness."