Anxiety is real. It can be a debilitating disorder with a range of symptoms, many of which are physical and can prevent a person from living a normal life. But according to a doctor at Silicon Valley’s El Camino Hospital, it’s not something that warrants a hospital bed and any sort of care.
Twenty-year-old Samuel Bardwell admitted himself into El Camino Hospital on July 11th after suffering symptoms of an anxiety attack following a basketball practice. The treating physician, identified as Beth Keegstra, was caught on videotape by Bardwell’s father, Donald, berating the patient, essentially accusing him of faking for “narcotics.”