When: November 6-10
Where: ABC Channel 7 WWSB
What: Undercover Illnesses: An in depth look at misunderstood medical conditions

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – Not all medical conditions are easily visible on the surface. Some are often undermined and misunderstood. Autism, depression, anxiety, dementia and PTSD are some of them.

ABC 7’s Jess Doudrick is taking a look at five ‘Undercover Illnesses.’ She’s exposing what they really are and how those around us are affected.

Tune in to ABC 7 Monday, November 6th at 6 p.m. to hear from parents about the hopes and challenges of raising a child with autism.

On Tuesday, November 7th at 6 p.m. tune in to hear the powerful story of a man battling depression. He describes what it’s like to wake up every morning struggling to find a reason to live.

Then on Wednesday, November 8th at 6 p.m. the focus is on anxiety. A woman shares her battle that started in 7th grade when she was bullied. Still, at 29-years-old the anxiety hasn’t gone away. She describes the ‘roller coaster’ it has been over the last 15 years.

The series continues on Thursday, November 9th at 6 p.m. with a look at dementia. A Suncoast woman lost her grandfather to complications with dementia. She shares what it’s like to be a caregiver and describes what his mind was like in those final days.

The series ends on Friday, November 10th at 6 p.m. with a focus on PTSD. A veteran is now back on the Suncoast after serving overseas. Now, he’s struggling with PTSD. His brother, who was also a veteran, committed suicide while dealing with the disorder. You’ll hear the compelling story of how one veteran overcomes the obstacles and copes.

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