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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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This appropriation of psychology to pathologise bounded-rationality formulates the limitations of actors' cognitive capacities as inherent, biomedical in origin or indicative of mental abnormality (Mehta 2013).
For Austin-Broos, right-wing anti-separatists are characterised by their tendency to 'pathologise' cultural difference, blaming Aboriginal people for inequalities in remote Indigenous communities (pp.89-93).
These are summarised as the 3 Ps: do not pathologise; do not psychologise; and do not pharmacologise (Table 2).
Through the trajectory of Hollywood's lesbian discourse, the book explores not only sexual presentation and gender performance in film, but also how concepts such as frigidity, homosociality, motherhood, domesticity and career ambition were deployed to pathologise lesbianism and bolster the Cold War sexual agenda.
Similarly, she says "obesity" is a term "used by the medical community to pathologise fat bodies, making it a disease".
Accompanying and justifying these state policies has been the use by some anthropologists of cultural essentialist arguments which pathologise and internalise the sources of contemporary social problems within indigenous communities.
He said that the new edition - known as DSM-5 - "will pathologise a wide range of problems which should never be thought of as mental illnesses.
In order to challenge contemporary research and policy discourses that pathologise Aboriginal gambling we re-tell the story of the history of Yolnu gambling and draw on other recent research we have conducted on the use of urban gambling spaces by Aboriginal people.
They take exception to those who base their arguments on superficial understanding of the issues to pathologise and demonise Islam and the Muslim culture.
Staff may And sexual behaviours easier and safer to ignore, and perhaps even pathologise (Archibald, 2002).
'The publication of evidence with flaws is being used globally to deter women from choosing midwifery-led options, such as homebirth, and to pathologise and demonise normal childbirth.
There was no escaping the medical model in hospital 'and you buy into what you're told; you pathologise yourself.