A woman has revealed she was misdiagnosed as being bipolar before doctors found a brain tumour was triggering her psychosis. Laura Skerritt was prescribed antidepressants when she first visited doctors in 2017, who said her hallucinations were caused by a mental illness. But the potent drugs had no effect on the 22-year-old, whose condition continued to deteriorate through the summer of 2018. Ms Skerritt said it was ‘frustrating’ to be told she was mentally ill because she knew deep down there must have been another reason. By November that year the swimming instructor, from Templecombe, Somerset, was having severe migraines and sickness that left her struggling to walk. She was finally referred for a brain scan at Yeovil District Hospital, which revealed a tumour the size of a tennis ball was causing her symptoms. Laura Skerritt, 22, was misdiagnosed as bi-polar before medics discovered a brain tumour was triggering psychosis After two years, the swimming instructor was finally referred for a brain scan at Yeovil District Hospital, which revealed she had a tumour the size of a tennis ball (pictured with boyfriend Harry) She needed emergency surgery to remove the benign tumour, known as a central neurocytoma, before it caused a fatal stroke or… Read full this story
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