Why psychiatrists sometimes diagnosis psychosis when they themselves fulfil the diagnostic criteria.

It is rather ironic that in proceeding with a diagnosis of some psychotic disorder in cases where the objective evidence contradicts this, it would according to the scientific evidence be possible to state that the specialist making such a diagnosis is in some respects suffering from the illness which he is attempting to diagnose.

This can be said to apply to those psychiatrists who specialise in psychosis and who refuse to acquire any understanding of autistic spectrum conditions, ADHD and dyslexia despite potential legal requirements to do so.

The biases in data gathering associated with psychotic disorders have been well documented and provide extensive evidence of selective abnormalities in information processing of pathology congruent information

 

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