Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: Study Shows Shocking Rate of Incorrect Diagnosis

12:33 05 February in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine

Research suggests that patients with Alzheimer’s disease who experience psychosis are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies than those who do not experience psychosis. The research also indicated that Alzheimer’s disease was misdiagnosed in 24 percent of all cases,...

Bipolar Disorder: Correct Diagnosis is Crucial

12:55 08 January in Diagnosis, Health, Medicine

Misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder is alarmingly common. Research shows that bipolar disorder may be the most misdiagnosed mental health condition. According to data published by the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, 69 percent of those with bipolar disorder are misdiagnosed initially, and more than one-third...

Multiple Sclerosis: Patients struggle with misdiagnosis and ineffective treatment

12:53 26 October in Diagnosis, doctor, Health, Medicine

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...