The Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry 2019
DOI: 10.5040/9781350024090.ch-025
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The Functions of Diagnoses in Medicine and Psychiatry

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“…For instance, both domains appear to have tasks focused on identification (e.g., gang identification; mental disorder diagnosis 45 ), prevention (e.g., gang prevention; general mental health promotion), risk management (e.g., risk management of gang members; management of symptoms, distress etc. ), and treatment/intervention (e.g., desistance from offending; 45 I note that this framing of diagnosis as descriptive may raise some objections given the various functions of diagnosis (see Maung, 2019). For this point however I am emphasising that diagnosis itself involves the identification of a disorder, what this identification is used for is another question.…”
Section: Psychopathology and Mental Disordermentioning
confidence: 99%
“…For instance, both domains appear to have tasks focused on identification (e.g., gang identification; mental disorder diagnosis 45 ), prevention (e.g., gang prevention; general mental health promotion), risk management (e.g., risk management of gang members; management of symptoms, distress etc. ), and treatment/intervention (e.g., desistance from offending; 45 I note that this framing of diagnosis as descriptive may raise some objections given the various functions of diagnosis (see Maung, 2019). For this point however I am emphasising that diagnosis itself involves the identification of a disorder, what this identification is used for is another question.…”
Section: Psychopathology and Mental Disordermentioning
confidence: 99%