Why Do Doctors Diagnose?

My interest in mental illness and diagnosis stems from the fact that my brother is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. In my attempt to discover more about the process of diagnosis, I have written several posts on the subject: Diagnosis, the Beginning; Diagnosis (dx) Basics; Diagnosis and Mental Health; Stamp Collecting (about taxonomy); Autism Diagnosis […]

Stamp Collecting

Why such an odd title for a post in a blog about issues relating to autism, neuroscience and mental health issues?  Lately I’ve been thinking about how things are classified. In particular, how the medical establishment classifies mental illnesses, and how diagnoses are meted out.  Many of you chafe at the idea of being defined […]

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