Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: misdiagnosis in psychiatry

Confused, Accused, and Retraumatized

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At the hospital, what traumatized me the most was that my freedom was in the hands of a professional who was steadfast in his conviction that I was feeling things I was not.

A Letter to the American Psychiatrist Who Labeled Me

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The bipolar label and the drugs you prescribed after talking with me for half an hour robbed me of my humanity. What did they not do? Prevent any of the psychotic episodes I had after the first one.

‘Full Moral Status’ for Psychiatric Clients: How I Fought Back

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I was going to leave the 'mental health' system on my terms, with all the paperwork proving them wrong. Or I was going to run for my life with an open diagnosis, hoping I would survive withdrawal. As I surveyed the landscape for any other path, there was only institutionalization. There was no template for what I had to do... so I made it up.

“Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One Girl’s Struggle”

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The San Jose Mercury News tells the story of Tessa Gallo, who was wrongly diagnosed with bipolar disorder in sixth-grade when she actually had...