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How to use a psychiatric classification 

How to use a psychiatric classification
How to use a psychiatric classification

John E. Cooper

and Norman Sartorius

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date: 21 November 2018

One of the main uses for case-notes is to help in the diagnosis and treatment of any future episodes of illness. It is therefore worth taking some trouble to include as accurate a diagnosis as possible in the records of a current episode. This chapter contrasts what is probably a very common way of recording a diagnosis with what should be done to give maximum benefit to all concerned.

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