Epidemiology - Class 6 Epidemiology VII Special focus how good is diagnosis of mental illness A How do hospitals decide who is\"really insane and\"really

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Class 6 Epidemiology
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VII. Special focus: how good is diagnosis of mental illness? A. How do hospitals decide who is "really insane" and "really sane"?
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VIII. Being Sane in Insane Places: Study 1 A. Could hospitals distinguish "pseudo-patients" from "real" patients B. 8 sane people gained admission to 12 different hospitals C. Results
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IX. Being Sane in Insane Places: Study 2 A. Hospitals were angry, felt tricked B. Researcher gave them another chance, challenged them to distinguish pseudo-patients from real patients for the next 3 months C. Results
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X. Other major finding A. Once a person was diagnosed mentally ill, the label influenced the interpretation of all behavior, even normal behavior
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XI. Conclusions A. Doc‘s diagnoses were reasonable given their limited knowledge of the patient B. BUT a diagnostic process that results in such massive errors is not very reliable C. Docs have a bias toward active treatment
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I. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, version 4, revised (DSM IVR) A.
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  • Fall '09
  • Hansell
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Disease (CHD), Insane Places, DSM III, VII. Special focus

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