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  • verb medicine To diagnose something more often than it actually occurs

Etymologies

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over- +‎ diagnose

Examples

  • The report's royal "we" returns again and again to such questions, claiming that "we overdiagnose, overtreat and overpromise."

    Cancer Care's Rationers

  • The results of most of them show a tendency for mental health professionals to overdiagnose women's depression and underdiagnose the disorder in men.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I also think that our schools and medical profession tend to overdiagnose certain things like ADD or Autism and it goes in cycles.

    Too Old For This Shit

  • The results of most of them show a tendency for mental health professionals to overdiagnose women's depression and underdiagnose the disorder in men.

    Gender: A Question of Diagnosis?

  • Also, it's entirely plausible to me that there are shrinks out there who overdiagnose because they think they are actually helping parents and their kids and solving problems.

    Savage autism.

  • Cascades are especially common in medicine as doctors take their cues from others, leading them to overdiagnose some faddish ailments (called bandwagon diseases) and overprescribe certain treatments (like the tonsillectomies once popular for children).

    The low-fat diet cascade | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • God knows we overmedicate and overdiagnose and ‘just throw drugs at’ everything else, so why not that?

    Dysfunction or Dissatisfaction?

  • Beware the tendency to overdiagnose oneself, since psychological and sexual issues fall along a broad spectrum, and diagnosis is much more complex than healthy-versus-sick.

    Great Sex for Moms

  • Beware the tendency to overdiagnose oneself, since psychological and sexual issues fall along a broad spectrum, and diagnosis is much more complex than healthy-versus-sick.

    Great Sex for Moms

  • Beware the tendency to overdiagnose oneself, since psychological and sexual issues fall along a broad spectrum, and diagnosis is much more complex than healthy-versus-sick.

    Great Sex for Moms

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