In psychology, diagnosis refers to the process of determining and identifying psychological problems and/or mental disorders. Diagnosis aims at naming aspects of an individual’s functioning or designating the functioning of a group, such as a family or a corporation. Depending on the theoretical framework (psychotherapeutic school of thought, specialist areas in psychology), different interpretations have been given to the term. A major discussion in the field is whether diagnosis should classify psychological problems in terms of standard categories and labels or should aim at describing problems in tailor-made clinical case formulations.
Diagnosis is the process of determining, identifying, and naming psychological problems and/or mental disorders in an individual or in a group.
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