Common Sense Media says

Patients search for answers to vexing questions.

Users say

(out of 10 reviews)
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Educator and Parent Written byCommonSenseChristian December 31, 2012

Diagnosis: Proceed, with Background Knowledge First

This show helped me somewhat conquer my fear of the medical profession and serious illness, and it could help others, too. For the most part, the patients come out okay, and have learned to be their own advocates. Dedicated members of the medical profession are also highlighted. That said, this show is not for children or preteens by any means. Descriptions of illness can be scary for that age group and may plant a seed of worry that innocuous symptoms will always turn into trips to the hospital and near-death experiences. Some scenes show medical machines, blood draws, and other frightening images, and some patients, while they have survived, do have visible disabling affects. (This is a good way for parents to discuss empathetic response to disability, but may also instill fear in young kids). Also, this show could cause younger kids to lose faith that their doctors usually are able to diagnose or treat them properly. As a final note, out of frustration, some guests will indulge in profanity (d---, s---) occasionally when telling their stories. Watch only if you are an adult who enjoys good medical drama.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 8 years old December 20, 2010


I LOVE THIS SHOW, but I don,t like how sometimes they show what there operating on!
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Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byAlinaW. July 8, 2010

Intresting and entertaining, but viewers beware for mild freak-outs!

I really like this show even though I HATE doctor related shows, and I can't figure out why! Maybe it's the appeal of people being strong and smart enough to figure out their illnesses themselves, or maybe it's learning about new dieseses and trying to figure them out before they're revealed! Either way, this is an awesome show my mom, sister, and I are addicted to, but viewers beware, watching too many episodes may make the healthiest person feel ill with thoughts like "OMG! I have light sensativity" or something like that. It's a great show, but really, the dieseses portraied on here are one in a million, chances are you're probably NOT going to get lischnien syndrome or whatever that person has.
Kid, 12 years old June 27, 2010
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Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byParamoreFan09 March 28, 2010

ew ew ew!!! this is gross i cant watch it...

ewww this show grosses me out and WHY in good messages does common sense media say "Most of the featured people are Caucasian"???!!!??? does that mean what i think it means? cause if it does, that's SUPER mean...
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Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written by9001 November 10, 2009
This is a great show, but could easily worry younger children, because it depicts people suffering from unknown illnesses.
Kid, 11 years old August 11, 2009


Kid, 12 years old August 6, 2009

Great for mature kids!

Great show to watch! A little bit scary for younger kids maybe...
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old July 22, 2009


Love this show-but for younger kids, certainly can be taken as very scary. I love it though...parents, watch before you let them see it. :D
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008