• Question: What are the most commonly misdiagnosed mental health illnesses and how could we tell them apart for future references?

    Asked by scott_t to Gem, Jermaine, Michelle on 22 Jun 2017.
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      Michelle Jamieson answered on 22 Jun 2017:

      Bipolar Disorder if often misdiagnosed as a number of different mental health issues before the realisation that it is in fact BPD. I’d always say more research, awareness, and training for professionals is the way to go with improving this in the future!

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      Jermaine Ravalier answered on 22 Jun 2017:

      I don’t know any stats to answer the first question, but a clear diagnostic approach to mental health (which will be based in research) will definitely be the way forward.