Which Health Conditions Are Most Likely to Be Misdiagnosed?

Patients depend on doctors to accurately diagnose their illnesses. But a recent study published in the journal Diagnosis has found that diagnostic errors account for nearly three fourths of all severe medical problems in three disease categories: vascular events, infections and cancers, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine news release. For the study, researchers evaluated… Read More »

Does Sleep Deprivation Trigger Postpartum OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may emerge during the postpartum period, either as the first onset of illness or as a recurrence of preexisting OCD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) does not recognize postpartum OCD as a distinct diagnostic entity. In contrast, other psychiatric disorders (i.e., major depressive disorder, bipolar… Read More »