The Consequences of Misdiagnosis

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

In the UK, when you're sick you go to the doctor and expect a swift and accurate diagnosis. It is rare to be told that your symptoms are unheard of or to be given a completely incorrect diagnosis. In many countries though, this is commonplace, especially when it comes to lesser known diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

Postman Vs Psychiatrist - Who's the Best Person to Make a Diagnosis?

Kerry Hudson | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

It recently came to my attention that the best person to assess a client with mental health needs is in fact, the postman. Firstly, yes I have been taking my lithium. Now, think about it, the postman, if a regular to the same address, ticks the box that good psychiatry practices, but very often fails.

Doctors Diagnose Woman With Lung Cancer (But It Was Actually A Giant Seed..)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman from Florida was wrongly diagnosed with life-threatening lung cancer after doctors failed to spot the real reason behind her breathing problem...

Teenager Told By GP Her Ovarian Tumour Was A Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A 16-year-old girl whose GP insisted that she was six months pregnant discovered, following a scan, that her 'baby bump' was a large ovarian tumour. ...