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How to use a psychiatric classification 

How to use a psychiatric classification
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How to use a psychiatric classification
Author(s):

John E. Cooper

and Norman Sartorius

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199669493.003.0018
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date: 21 November 2017

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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