I'd always assumed that documentaries on Netflix are real and true. As I read articles from Medium, I was surprised by how untrustworthy this show Afflicted is (just as I was starting to believe it). I think this is an insult to those chronically ill, well-meaning participants, as well as to the netflix viewers. I want to watch the real stuff, real stories so I go to documentaries. It's not worth it if you get high rating but get to hurt people and lose integrity just to have it.