misdiagnosis


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mis·di·ag·no·sis

(mis'dī-ag-nō'sis),
A wrong or mistaken diagnosis.

misdiagnosis

(mĭs-dī′əg-nō′sĭs)
n. pl. misdiagno·ses (-sēz)
An incorrect diagnosis.

misdiagnosis

(1) The incorrect diagnosis of a morbid condition.
(2) A diagnostic error, as in a pathologist miscalling a benign lesion malignant or vice versa, or a radiologist missing an obvious subdural haematoma.

misdiagnosis

Miscall Forensic medicine The incorrect diagnosis of a morbid condition; a diagnostic error–eg, misdiagnosing a benign tumor as malignant. See Misdiagnosis. Cf Misadventure. See Overcall, Undercall.

mis·di·ag·no·sis

(mis'dī-ag-nō'sis)
A wrong or mistaken diagnosis.

misdiagnosis (misˈ·dī·g·nōˑ·sis),

n an inaccurate assessment of a patient's condition. Harm may be inflicted on the patient as the result of an incorrect therapeutic approach.

mis·di·ag·no·sis

(mis'dī-ag-nō'sis)
A wrong or mistaken diagnosis.

Patient discussion about misdiagnosis

Q. Is narcissism misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or autism? Is narcissism misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or autism? It would seem to me that Bipolar and some forms of Autism are equally likely to be misdiagnosed as NPD.

A. well...what do you know...i didn't even know there's a connection between the two...the seeing your question made me wanna check it up. and i found this article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9661104

it says that there are narcissistic behavior amongst bipolar patients.

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