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I don't know if you're familiar with this TED talk, by Jon Ronson, but it basically is about a man who fakes psychosis in order to avoid going to prison, only to be kept in a psychiatric ward for many years before being discharged.

What is the likelihood of a sane person being mistaken as a psychotic today, and what would it take for him/her to convince the doctors and nurses that he/she is indeed mentally-sound? Or has the diagnostic criteria been improved upon, so that instances like this won't happen again?