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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overdiagnose.
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Wolraich said the intent of the new guidelines was to cut down on overdiagnoses by providing physicians with better diagnostic criteria while also identifying children who have gone undiagnosed and untreated.
As a result, doctors overreact to even the tiniest abnormalities, which leads to the two basic harms of screening: false-positive tests and overdiagnoses.
Jorgensen and his co-author Peter Gotzsche estimate that one in four diagnoses are overdiagnoses: cancers that, left untreated, would not develop to be life-threatening.
Doctors and patients have long debated the merits of prostate cancer screening out of similar concerns that it overdiagnoses patients.
How to Cope With 5 Common Sex Problems.] "Hypersexual disorder" may appear in the revised edition of the DSM, due out in 2012, but some experts worry that this will lead to a slew of overdiagnoses.