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Misdiagnosis led to wrongful discharge

A man with paranoid schizophrenia was misdiagnosed as being highly intoxicated and discharged early despite objections from his family and treating psychiatrist, the Queensland coroner has found.   

The 36-year-old man was found hanging from a tree just outside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, shortly after he left Robina Hospital on 24 January 2012.

A day earlier, he had been brought to the hospital by police after he