I’m really torn on how I feel about this video clip. On the one hand, I’m not discounting the possibility that this could happen. But on the other, I hate how it’s overtly sensationalized with only traumatic events.
I’m sure while some of these could take place & could be upsetting to the transplant recipient, I’d venture there are also cases of more subtle & more innocuous happenings (like possibly developing the same food cravings) that this clip fails to even register.
I feel clips like this are also meant to intimidate people into not having transplants or donating their organs & then are also trying to subtly perpetuate myths & stereotypes. It’s just using another form of emotional manipulation to achieve that goal & then to try & cloak that in “science”.
While maybe some of this can happen (where there are unpleasant dreams), I’d like to think that there might be some modicum of privacy & some willingness to help an individual through that situation. Instead of exploiting it & sensationalizing it further (as has been done here).
While the expert interviewed has most likely published papers, there is still is an inherent bent, tone, & bias to this whole segment that I’m not at all comfortable with. I feel it does everyone a disservice.
I would take it more seriously if they expounded & showed several different examples from very benign & subtle happenings instead of just going headlong into worst nightmare scenarios.
But then again, what can I expect? Even keyword searches I do on a daily basis to keep tabs on things to blog about (if nothing springs to mind) yield more jokes, rude comments, myths, & insults than actual credible articles & news reports.