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Research in Clinical Diagnosis

  • Joseph Zubin

Abstract

By its very nature, the process of clinical diagnosis simulates a research process since it involves the testing of a variety of plausible hypotheses before a final decision is reached. Thus, in a sense, every clinical diagnosis is a research undertaking. Despite this, formal research into clinical diagnosis is of relatively recent vintage. It has two aspects: research into the decision-making process—leading to a diagnosis and research into the results of this process—the diagnosis itself. While the decision-making process itself is now being investigated experimentally, we shall limit ourselves to research in diagnosis itself with special reference to its improvement.

Keywords

Mental Disorder Scientific Model High Transmission Rate Morbid Anatomy Typological Classification 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Zubin
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA

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