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Questions tagged [diagnosis]

The process of determining the cause of an illness and check for related complications.

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Would a diagnosis from a layman be legitimate if it follows the definition of the disorder?

Assuming a layman with no formal training (person A) says "person B has disorder X". A should not make such diagnosis because they don't have the training. But if A does that because it fits the ...
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Named conditions that are the result of exposure to psychopathic behavior of another person?

Are there any recognized terms for conditions that stem from or are the result of exposure to psychopathic behavior (by another person) that are distinct from those that might have predisposed the ...
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Diagnosis for consistently preceiving mild displeasure as personal threats?

I'm aware the site does not accept self-help questions, but I think this one can be answered in a situation-independent way. So Is it possible for someone to exaggerate mild displeasure (justfiable ...
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What is the diagnosis when someone suffers only from negative symptoms of schizophrenia?

If someone has almost all of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and no positive symptoms of schizophrenia whatsoever, is that enough to be diagnosed with a mental disorder? I understand that a ...
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What's the psychological issue name of fear of people?

With the issue of being afraid of doing anything before people, one has to work hard on self control to prevent the body shaking on every tiny action, like hold a pen, drink water, etc, and when there'...
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seeing every interaction as a conflict

What could cause someone to see every interaction/conversation as a battle that they have to win. whether it be with strangers or close family members, including their children, and they have to 'win' ...
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Why did DSM-5 and subsequently ICD-10 allow personality disorders to be diagnosed in children

I was fine with the theory personality characteristics are so highly variable under the throes of adolescence that it is a practical impossibility, if not clinically inappropriate, to diagnose such ...
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Why is the initial first-line response to a psychological problem not a brain scan?

I get the impression most people having a cognitive problem are encouraged to see either a psychologists or psychiatrists (the actual medical doctors) to engage in verbal or pharmaceutical therapy. I ...