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The action or practice of making mocking or critical comments about people who take medication.

Pill shaming is most-often directed at people who take/endorse taking psychotropic medicactions as part of a mental health relapse-prevention/recovery plan. As with fat shaming, pill shaming achieves little other than frustrate and humiliate individuals who may already be feeling self-conscious and vulnerable..

Those who indulge in pill shaming are often ideologically driven (eg: scientologists), but sometimes they're just ignorant fools. Since 2013 the act of pill shaming is sometimes called-out on Twitter with the hashtag #pillshaming.
FFS! Don't you think there's enough stigma about mental health already? I found an antidepressant that works for me. Critising people who take psych meds as victims of a psychiatry-big pharma conspiracy does not help me. It's nasty, ill-informed pill shaming.

I really, really dislike being told I am being fooled or oppressed because I take meds. On the contrary, I'm empowered to LIVE #PillShaming
by meta4RN August 04, 2017
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