What are diagnosis?

  • (noun): Identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon.
    Synonyms: diagnosing

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of anything. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logics, analytics, and experience to determine the cause and effect relationships. In systems engineering and computer science, diagnosis is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations for problems and solutions to issues.

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Taser - Excited Delirium
... delirium See also Taser safety issues Some of the deaths associated with tasers are given a diagnosis of excited delirium, a term for a phenomenon that manifests as a combination of delirium, psychomotor agitation ... The diagnosis of excited delirium has been controversial ... examiners for several years, mainly as a diagnosis of exclusion established on autopsy ...
Sexual Fetishism - Modern Theory and Treatment - Diagnosis
... It is sufficient for the diagnosis if one of the participants is being hurt or mistreated in any other way ... A correct diagnosis in terms of the ICD manual stipulates hierarchical proceeding ... Still today, arguments go on whether a specific diagnosis fetishism is needed at all or if paraphilia as such is sufficient ...
Pheochromocytoma - Diagnosis
... The diagnosis can be established by measuring catecholamines and metanephrines in plasma (blood) or through a 24-hour urine collection ...
Rosenhan Experiment - Impact and Controversy
... criticizing the reliability of psychiatric diagnosis and the disempowering and demeaning nature of patient care experienced by the associates in the study ... Many defended psychiatry, arguing that as psychiatric diagnosis relies largely on the patient's report of their experiences, faking their presence no ...
Major Diagnostic Category
... formed by dividing all possible principal diagnoses (from ICD-9-CM) into 25 mutually exclusive diagnosis areas ... are assigned to MDC 24 (Multiple Significant Trauma) with at least two significant trauma diagnosis codes (either as principal or secondaries) from different body site ... Patients assigned to MDC 25 (HIV Infections) must have a principal diagnosis of an HIV Infection or a principal diagnosis of a significant HIV related condition and a secondary diagnosis of an HIV ...