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A neologism for diagnosing a normal condition as pathologic, based on the assumption that it 'should' cause disease–eg, adopted children are assumed to develop psychologic dysfunction with a higher frequency than their nonadopted counterparts

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Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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Moreover, treatment intervenes as an antagonistic force that misunderstands and pathologizes the logic of Giselle's behaviour in terms that rhetorically echo the ideological influences that originally shape Giselle's actions.
Such discourses avoided psychological theories on the grounds that psychologies of the non-normative must inevitably pathologize and hence demean their subjects.
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In today's practice style, all too often we quickly pathologize children, label them, and medicate them.
Don't pathologize, but when pathology occurs, be sure to recognize it and deal with it," including psychiatric problems that existed before the disaster and still affect patients another overlooked aspect of "disaster psychiatry," said Dr.
The "propensity of experts to pathologize and medicalize healthy children en masse has gotten way out of hand," declare Sommers and Satel in the preface.
In addition, because Sexual Disorders Not Otherwise Specified, and Paraphilic Disorders Not Otherwise Specified remain in the DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000), clinicians are still granted ample leeway to pathologize homosexuality as a mental disorder.
4) David Bell and John Binnie also draw attention to the homophobic nature of the discourse, noting the 'tendency either to demonize and pathologize gay men as shallow, passive consumers--as both victims of and exploiters of capitalism--or conversely to celebrate the creative, radical and innovative nature of gay consumer culture'.
Indeed, totalitarian governments of the recent past, and some of the present, have sought to use dehumanizing and compulsory psychological controls to manage public opinion and pathologize dissent.
Nevertheless, for Schapira they are "plus bourgeois que penseurs" in their Commune writings (110), since they too pathologize the Communards (112-13).
She also emphasizes how middle-class men, notably physicians and public officials, constructed insanity to pathologize social behavior, particularly religious enthusiasm, that contravened bourgeois values of self-restraint and rationality.
2(a)(i) of the Criminal Code of Canada), they pathologize and individualize the offenders in the Miloszewski case.
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