Why do we treat psychiatric illness different from other illness?
Fighting the stigma of mental illness starts with taking those conditions seriously.
Proving Mental Injury — The Supreme Court Strikes Lower Courts' Requirement for a Recognized...
In Saadati v Moorhead, released June 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (the "Court"
How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD
Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD.
Why Pediatricians of the Future May Know Code
Only three percent of radiologists are experts in reading pediatric MRI scans, often leaving children outside of major metropolitan areas at greater risk of misdiagnoses. Enter the algorithm.
How A Vitamin D Test Misdiagnosed African-Americans
By a standard test most African-Americans have low levels of vitamin D. But most African-Americans also have strong bones. It turns out that the problem is with the test, which was looking for a form of D more common in Caucasians. The variation is a result of human evolution.
Why Are So Many Doctors Misdiagnosing Endometriosis?
Every year, millions of American women are told that they have IBS, ovarian cysts, or dismissively, hypochondria. But they don't.
Why It's So Easy for Doctors to Misdiagnose Kids
Getting it right is that much harder when patients don’t know the words to describe what they’re feeling.
What Are Anxiety Disorders?
Just what are anxiety disorders anyway? Anxiety disorders are the commonest psychiatric illnesses globally. And while there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are very effective treatments available with a good evidence base.
How Tort 'Reform' Ruins Health Care for Everyone
Ebola-infected Thomas Eric Duncan was misdiagnosed in an emergency room and sent home in Texas, a state where patient safety
Mom of two was misdiagnosed with cancer, endured chemo and surgery before the mistake was found
A mother-of-two from England was misdiagnosed with cancer three years ago, with doctors telling her she had a particularly aggressive form of the disease that would require intense treatment and su…
Why We Missed the Signs of My Mom's Lewy Body Dementia
Like Robin Williams, this writer's mother suffered from Lewy body dementia, often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's. But it was overlooked by almost everyone.
Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium
Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body's magnesium is stored in the blood
Why Does a Toothache Come & Go Every Few Months?
Tooth pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic. There are an infinite number of causes, but the most puzzling cases involve aches that seem to come and go or even disappear entirely and return a few months later. The body's own healing process is responsible for some of the erratic symptoms, but dentists can also misdiagnose an unrelated...
Sight Unseen: Myths About Eating Disorders
The psychiatric illness with the highest mortality rate is persistently misunderstood.
What Can Happen When Doctors Misdiagnose Patients?
Hospitals are sometimes responsible for creating an atmosphere where doctors misdiagnose patients.
How to Create a Safety Protocol for Emergency Department Psychiatric Patients
Safety protocols for ED patients with psychiatric illness require balancing the creation of a safe space with maintaining a therapeutic and humane environment.
What Legal Options Are Available If I Was Misdiagnosed?
Patients misdiagnosed my medical professionals can be left with emotional and psychological scars.
How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms
Nearly 1 in 5 children each year suffers a psychiatric illness, according to research estimates. But a national shortage of medical specialists and
20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, study says
More than 20 percent of patients who sought a second opinion at one of the nation's premier medical institutions had been misdiagnosed by their primary ...