“The ATOS assessment process troubled me greatly. originally i felt that i had to somehow prove how ill I was, and in that process I actually made myself more ill and depressed. I stopped doing things that I can do, like stretching my damaged back and getting out when I can to play music, which always takes my mind off the pain for a while. It was like some evil judge was watching me all the time.Once I realised that there was no point in even trying to pass the “medical” as it is so biased and unfair, and went through the horror of trying to accept that, i gradually started understand what i believe now, that this process is at best flawed and “not fit for purpose”, and at worst a deliberate policy to effectively rid the country of “the problem” of sick and disabled people.” …. keep reading Paul’s experience.