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Is it possible for a psychosis patient to perform well in a mental illness assessment?

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is it possible that a patient assessed with psychosis can perform so well that when assessed by another psychriatric , with the result that she do not have mental illness ?
Posted Fri, 8 Jun 2012 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 39 minutes later
Thanks for your query.

For diagnosis of psychosis sometime history from family members is necessary.

Difference in psychiatrist opinion may occur in following conditions:
-Absence or change of informant
-Lack of adequate information regarding patient
-Improvement in illness or symptoms after treatment
-Difference in skill of psychiatrist
-Last but less likely: difficult case leading to difference in opinion of different psychiatrist.

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