diagnosable diagnosable

Definition(s):

  • (adj) capable of being diagnosed

Usage(s):

  1. Not every psychologist would agree that Internet or video-game dependency is a legitimately diagnosable problem.
  2. So it was with some relief that I learned that eco-anxiety is a diagnosable condition.
  3. Fortunately, the condition is easily diagnosable in the doctor's office: patients are asked to stand on a firm padded surface and close their eyes.

News

  1. Yourwellness Magazine Explores Child Mental Health Problems

    With a new report saying that one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, Yourwellness Magazine looked at a study which found a significant rise in UK children’s short-term mental health hospital admissions. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10783792.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. UK Pediatricians Study Internet Addiction

            UK Pediatricians are studying whether people, especially young generations can be addicted to forms of media.         Dr. Stephanie Stockburger says in other nations like China, media addiction is a diagnosable condition and is even treated with forms of rehab.         Dr. Stockburger says research is still being conducted here in the US to see if media addiction will be classified as a ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC 36 Lexington

  3. Suicidal Behavior: A Separate Diagnosis

    In this video, Dr Maria Oquendo discusses the perception of suicidal behavior and proposes a separate diagnosis: Thinking about suicidal behavior as a diagnosable problem will help bridge the gap in how psychiatrists think about suicidality and how it is perceived by patients and their families.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

Quotes

  1. "We can have a positive impact on the well-being of our community if we treat mental illness in children. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14. About one out of every five children and adolescents has a diagnosable mental...
    on May 23, 2007 By: David Kessler Source: UCSF News Office

  2. "The detriment that the State would impose upon the pregnant woman by denying this choice altogether is apparent. Specific and direct harm medically diagnosable even in early pregnancy may be involved. Maternity, or additional offspring, may force...
    on Mar 4, 2004 By: Harry Blackmun Source: CBS News

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untenable untenable
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