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The most common misdiagnoses in children

Nearly any symptom can have multiple causes. This is difficult enough to deal with in medicine, but in mental health there are few to no physical symptoms, only behaviour and a patient's self-reporting of their thoughts and emotions. Add to this a child's limited ability to express themselves, and it's no mystery why many childhood [...]

Study Finds No Method Reliable In Assessing Suicide Risk For Mental Health Patients

Credit: George Hodan/Public Domain An Australian study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the tools used by medical professionals to assess suicide risk in mental health patients, prompting calls for a review of the allocation of resources based on the assessments. The meta-analysis, led by clinical psychiatrist and Conjoint Professor Matthew Large [...]