Children with early-onset bipolar disorder rarely fit the classical pattern of bipolar disorder in adults, so using adult criteria to diagnose
children may result in a misdiagnosis.
He notes that antipsychotic drugs that block dopamine receptors within hours do not affect behavior for weeks; that some drugs considered effective in treating schizophrenia do not zero in on dopamine receptors; and that antipsychotic drugs do not work for all schizophrenics but may work for people with different diagnoses
7) and those with both types of diagnoses
had three times the odds (3.
It is important to understand that while you may not use possible or probable diagnoses
for professional reimbursement, they are acceptable for DRG assignment.
All had neuropsychiatric diagnoses
and 84 percent had been diagnosed with either dementia or Alzheimer's.
By finding a way to physically diagnose
ADHD and learning what causes it, ``we can head it off early and avoid having the child suffer through grade school,'' said Susan Smalley, who with Stanley Nelson is heading the research at UCLA.
Although several studies have found interrater agreement of the DSM-IIIR to be high, especially with regard to Axis I diagnoses
(Skre et al.
Rather, increased knowledged and new technology, particularly the availability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has helped physicians make definite diagnoses
aspx) published by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority reviews the common causes of diagnosis error, those diagnoses
most effected by diagnosis error and risk reduction strategies that facilities, diagnosing physicians, and patients themselves can undertake to decrease diagnostic error and increase patient safety.
0005) of diagnoses
in fall and winter noted in our study has previously been reported (35).
11) These diagnoses
can be ruled out clinically by the presence of pain and the type and consistency of the discharge.
Managed health care is indicted for pressuring physicians into making hasty diagnoses
, and even the Western biomedical model itself is not above blame for its reductionist "diseaseification" of everyday life.
On closer examination, diagnoses
of Gulf War syndrome are often replaced by findings of depression, stress reactions, and related disturbances, reports a team led by internist Michael J.
Particularly helpful for clinicians will be the sections throughout the chapter providing tips for avoiding false positive and false negative diagnoses
For severity measurement systems based on medical diagnosis, this means either knowing the probability of death for each stage of disease A and for each stage of disease B or otherwise calculating weights to apply to each severity level within a diagnosis to make them commensurable across diagnoses