Some people think that Veronica is a workaholic but what they don't know about her is that she actually suffers from a very debilitating and un-diagnosed chronic illness – she's really the opposite of a hypochondriac.
I am not satisfied with previous answers to this question.
Q: What do you call people who are misdiagnosed or judged by their doctors (especially in the US) as "hypochondriacs" when in fact they are suffering from real illnesses?
They are neither overly anxious or nonchalant about their actual condition. After years of being mis-treated, un-treated, mis-diagnosed, or un-diagnosed these sufferers go back into the workplace and stop talking to anyone about their condition because it is the most practical thing to do. They pretend they are perfectly healthy and silently suffer through their pains/symptoms. I don't know any hypochondriacs but I know dozens of these types of people.
Maybe the word I am looking for is the inability of doctors and society in general to cope with the actual sea of suffering/illness that there is in our society.