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Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment: Misdiagnosis and a Need for Enhanced Diagnostic Screening

08:00 16 April in Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine
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A cross-sectional study to determine the incidence of major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and to assess their detection rates in the Canadian primary care setting found that of the 840 primary care patients assessed: 27.2 percent...

Multiple Sclerosis: Patients struggle with misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment

12:53 26 October in Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine
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A national survey of more than 5,300 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients found that almost 50 percent of respondents had to make more than five office or hospital visits before receiving their diagnosis, with 42 percent of respondents stating that they were mistakenly diagnosed with other...