An unfortunate reality of having a mental illness is that it’s fairly likely that inaccurate information will make it into your medical record at some point along the way. That might take the form of a misdiagnosis, inaccurate descriptions of how you were presenting, or inaccurate accounts of things you said. You might only learn of these errors some time later when another mental health professional is reviewing your older records. So, when you learn of these kinds of errors, what can you do?When There’s Inaccurate Information on Your Psych Medical Record
In my experience, I was originally diagnosed with low-grade depression. Took a regular doctor who I asked for anti-depressants over 6 years later before he asked my symptoms. I know I had Bipolar Depression I, but no psychiatrists would diagnose me as they saw my chart I had low-grade depression. None of the experts would consider I had Bipolar Depression I as the charts said I had low-grade depression.