Soaring misdiagnosis rates means there’s a good chance a patient’s prior diagnosis is inaccurate. Check the math when you see these signs.
Psychiatric misdiagnosis is a pandemic. Blindly accepting patients’ historical diagnoses can lead to applying interventions for a condition they don’t have and prolong suffering.
Wilting cognition and behavioral control, emotional disturbances … Is it delirium? Dementia? These conditions may seem similar, but differentiating the two could save a life.
Psychiatric problems caused by general medical conditions can have odd symptoms and erratic patterns. Learn to assess for unusual histories and presentations with these four tips.
Common psychiatric symptoms are often mimicked by general medical complications. Learn how to assess if your patient needs a referral for medical evaluation before psychotherapy.
Navigating medical conditions masquerading as primary psychopathology.
Some diagnoses have similar symptoms, and thus, one symptom can’t justify a diagnosis. A symptom must be contextualized to its pattern for accurate diagnosis and better treatment.
Diagnosing from one symptom is a key contributor to psychiatric misdiagnosis. Examples of the perils of this bad practice abound, but two simple questions can stop this habit.
Some people are driven to rage by noises; others get nasty under nutritional deficits. Learn to recognize if this is your patient and how to address these unique encounters.
Histrionic Personality and Conversion Disorder are puzzling enough independently. What happens when they occur together, and how can it treated?