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Diagnosis is the identification of the nature of anything, either by process of elimination or other analytical methods. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines, with slightly different implementations on the application of logic and experience to determine the cause and effect relationships. Below are given as examples and tools used to identify the causes of symptoms and disorders, both physical and mental disorders.

In psychiatry diagnosis is an important tool for psychiatrists but it is sometimes a problematic issue for psychologists treating the same people.

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Methods used to contribute to a diagnosis in psychology and psychiatry[edit | edit source]

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These procedures are of interest to psychologists:


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