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Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 20th 2009, 05:14 PM

Is it possible to be misdiagnosed?

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Re: Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 20th 2009, 05:39 PM

I would say it's entirely possible. I'd say if anyone thinks they've been misdiagnosed, they should definitely consider a second opinion.

But generally a diagnosis isn't given unless the doctor/psychologist is very strongly convinced of it. A misdiagnosis is a nightmare to them, so the more they can avoid it the better.

Plus you could say that someone considers it a misdiagnosis just because they don't like what they've been diagnosed with, which I'm sure happens.
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Re: Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 20th 2009, 05:55 PM

As Steph said, a psychologist is unlikely to diagnose you unless they are convinced that's what you have. But mental illness is like any physical illness ... the symptoms to one thing often match the symptoms to others, so things do get messed up sometimes.


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Re: Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 20th 2009, 06:26 PM

Misdiagnosis in mental illness is entirely possible. There's just so much overlap between certain illness', that's why getting a 2nd opinion is pretty common.
Plus, like Steph mentioned, a lot of people would consider their illness as misdiagnosed just because they don't like what they hear.


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Re: Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 21st 2009, 04:36 PM

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Re: Can you be misdiagnosed a mental illness - December 21st 2009, 05:41 PM

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