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Is schizophrenia sometimes misdiagnosed as psychotic depression and vice versa?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: Differential dx

When faced with uncertainty whether a diagnosis is either schizophrenia or major depression with psychosis (or schizoaffective disorder) a good clinician will always have a differential diagnosis.
The subsequent course of the illness, previous history, and other details will help refine the diagnosis.

In brief: Differential dx

When faced with uncertainty whether a diagnosis is either schizophrenia or major depression with psychosis (or schizoaffective disorder) a good clinician will always have a differential diagnosis.
The subsequent course of the illness, previous history, and other details will help refine the diagnosis.
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