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Re: Psychiatrist says I've been misdiagnosed.

Posted by OldSchool on December 31, 2001, at 16:07:27

In reply to Psychiatrist says I've been misdiagnosed., posted by zarathustra on December 30, 2001, at 23:10:19

> After many futile trips to the hospital E.R. because I am suicidal and wanted help, I decided to goto the Clarke institute here in Toronto and

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Misdiagnosis is common in psychiatry. Accurate diagnosis is the weak link in psychiatry, IMO. Some researchers are working to try to improve psychiatric diagnosing, such as with this functional neuroimaging research you read about.

Perhaps one day in the future, getting a psychiatric dx might be more like going to a cardiologist or neurologist and getting a regular medical diagnosis, with medical tests and all. As for now, well we must suck up the pain and deal with the crude subjectivity that many psychiatric dx's amount to.

Diagnosis could probably be improved a lot if psychiatry was formally merged into Neurology someday.

Old School




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