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to identify or recognize a disease.
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To make a diagnosis.
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(dī′əg-nōs′, -nōz′)
v. diag·nosed, diag·nosing, diag·noses
1. To distinguish or identify (a disease, for example) by diagnosis.
2. To identify (a person) as having a particular disease or condition by means of a diagnosis.
3. To analyze the nature or cause of: diagnose the reasons for an economic downturn.
To make a diagnosis.

di′ag·nos′a·ble adj.
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To make a diagnosis.
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To make a diagnosis.
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Patient discussion about diagnose

Q. How is the diagnosis of autism made? My friend has a child who is suspected to have autism. I wanted to find out more about making the diagnosis of autism.

A. Diagnosing autism is not an easy task, especially when there are several other conditions that might confuse the clinician with this disorder or spectrum of disorders. The child usually has several symptoms that suggest an autistic disorder, such as impaired social behavior. Several diagnostic instruments (tests) are available. Two are commonly used in autism research: the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a semistructured parent interview, and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) uses observation and interaction with the child. The Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) is used widely in clinical environments to assess severity of autism based on observation of children.
A pediatrician commonly performs a preliminary investigation by taking developmental history and physically examining the child.. If warranted, diagnosis and evaluations are conducted with help from ASD specialists, observing and assessing cognitive, communication, family, and other factors

Q. Is the diagnosis correct? I have been diagnosed bipolar and was previously diagnosed with depression and ADHD how I know the diagnosis is correct this time?

A. a psychologist/psychiatrist should also have the possibility with a questionary to detect if you have bipolar disorder and/or adhd. i have both and live with it since i am a child. i had my first "out-of-control"-crisis with 29 years. in the meantime i am 46 (in two days) and i still live! i had also many times the wish to make suicide, but this is the worst solution. do you live alone? do you have a dog? do you have a job? what are your talents? what do you love to do in life? write it down and look what you could put on a focus. what are the things you do daily that allows you to stop thinking of all your trouble? write it down. to make a puzzle? play chess with your neighbor? to chat online? you only can collect what could help you in such cases to keep the bad thoughts you have away from yourself. there is always at least one good solution. i give you here some ideas. never give up! thank you

Q. Who was the first person to be diagnosed with ADHD? Here is a question which I find very difficult to get an answer. Who was the first person to be diagnosed with ADHD? Take it easy to answer me my new friend. Thanks in advance.

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Markedly significant differences were observed in the rates of spontaneous preterm delivery among patients who were diagnosed with a short cervix before 20 weeks and those diagnosed during 20-24 weeks at all of the outcome variables.
The authors concluded: "Some children who would nowadays be regarded as unambiguous cases of autistic disorder were diagnosed with developmental language disorder in the past."
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Ann Marie Johnson is a patient advocate in Brooklyn who was diagnosed in 2002 and who has written about her experiences in Healthy Women Today (www.4woman.gov/editor/mar06/mar06.cfm).
Hyperthyroidism is usually diagnosed when TSH levels are below 0.4 mU/L, or milliunits per liter; hypothyroidism is usually diagnosed when levels are above 4.5 mU/L.
The mean number of cases diagnosed per year was 33.7; the fewest number of cases was in 1995 (n = 10), and the greatest number was in 2002 (n = 71) (Figure 2).
When both problems are present, the child is diagnosed with ADHD-Combined Type.
It confirms that tuition for programs designed to enable dependents to deal with a diagnosed medical handicap--such as dyslexia--qualifies as a medical deduction, as long as other requirements are met.
The IRS ruled that the children were attending the school principally to receive medical care in the form of special education in those years they were diagnosed as having a medical condition that handicapped their ability to learn.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) recognizes that students diagnosed with psychological or behavioral problems will likely experience difficulties with performance at school, at home, and in the community.
The disease is newly diagnosed in more than 350,000 people worldwide each year and can be disfiguring or deadly if not diagnosed early.
In his contribution to Szasz UnderFire, Ronald Pies, a professor of psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine, cites migraine headaches as an example of a physical condition that is diagnosed based entirely on "the patient's verbal pronouncements" (complaints of pain, nausea, light flashes, etc.).