Misdiagnosis of Alcoholism


About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Alcoholism or confirming a diagnosis of Alcoholism, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Alcoholism may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Alcoholism. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Alcoholism: For a diagnosis of Alcoholism, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Alcoholism:

Alcoholism as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Alcoholism is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Alcoholism: Men's depression is often masked by alcohol or drugs, or by the socially acceptable habit of working excessively long hours. Depression typically shows up in men not as feeling hopeless and helpless, but as being irritable, angry, and discouraged; hence, depression may be difficult to recognize as such in men. Even if a man realizes that he is depressed, he may be less willing than a woman to seek help. Encouragement and support from concerned family members can make a difference. In the workplace, employee assistance professionals or worksite mental health programs can be of assistance in helping men understand and accept depression as a real illness that needs treatment. 1

Medical news summaries about misdiagnosis of Alcoholism: The following medical news items are relevant to misdiagnosis of Alcoholism:

Misdiagnosis cases for Alcoholism: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from Depression: NIMH

Last revision: April 10, 2003

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