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Diagnostic thresholds, thinking and health

A recent (May 6) Op-Ed article in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “Diagnosis as disease” brings out some very interesting points about medical diagnosis and thinking of people as diseased. It tells us that “low diagnostic thresholds lead people who feel well to be labeled as unwell.”  “Not surprisingly, some subsequently feel less well.”  “In short, low diagnostic thresholds introduce more ‘dis’-ease into the population.”

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