A friend of mine who we will call John was hospitalized in his late teens for severe depression. He was seen by an Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist upon his first few days at an acute care hospital. The Doctor was with him, from his recollection, under 3-5 minutes max. He later finds out that the Doctor diagnosed him with the depression but also with Borderline Intellectual Functioning. He is a very succesful person now,educated,with a good job and from what he tells me, which I believe 100%, his IQ range has been in the 150-160 range for quite sometime.
Now how can a Doctor diagnose someone in such a short period of time and come up with such a poor diagnoses? I wonder how common this really is(?). I'm sure some people are labeled things they are not, such as this case, and it can have a lasting effect on their own lives,self esteem and careers.
I understand diagnosing depression in such a short time but how does one dignose BIF in 2 minutes? Seems like more would have to be made and shown for this to happen. That's my non-professional opinon anyway. :uhoh21: