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Second opinion

Folks, it’s really hard to diagnose just about any illness, let alone mental illness. Primary care physicians are generally not equipped to do it. Go to a mental health professional for a mental health diagnosis. And go to a non-prescriber like a mental health counselor to find out what your non-pharmaceutical options are before you start swallowing pills. Psychotherapy has been proven scientifically to work just as well as meds in the short term and better in the long term.—MR

20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed

By Lenny Bernsein, The Washington Post, April 4, 2017

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 care providers, according to new research released Tuesday.

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