- Aj Abualjood
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
How can we validate psychiatric diagnosis?
With the new modalities of Imaging and laboratory testing, physicians are able to evidence their provisional diagnosis with results. Yet, psychiatric still rely on a book ( DSM ) as a reference for their problem solving. My feeling that there is no definite answer in this field, Diagnosis could vary from one psychiatric to another depending on the interpretation of the patient compliant and the communication with patient. Sometimes, the psychiatric would push his/her patient in a certain pathway just to put him in a known DSM classification