Misdiagnosis of Anxiety Disorders


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

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

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

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Anxiety Disorders: Many people with panic disorder visit the hospital emergency room repeatedly or see a number of doctors before they obtain a correct diagnosis. Some people with panic disorder may go for years without learning that they have a real, treatable illness.1

Misdiagnosis cases for Anxiety Disorders: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH

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