Chapter 7. The Problem of Diagnosis

  1. John Morton

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773307.ch7

Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

How to Cite

Morton, J. (2004) The Problem of Diagnosis, in Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773307.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631187578

Online ISBN: 9780470773307

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Keywords:

  • diagnosis;
  • autism;
  • cognitive structures;
  • causal modelling;
  • developmental disorders

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Diagnosis and cause: relying on behaviour

  • The Spanish Inquisition example: the dangers of labelling

  • Problems of diagnostic practice

  • Variability

  • Changes over time: improvement and deterioration

  • The variability of the phenotype

  • On co-morbidity and the question of residual normality

  • To summarize