DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING By N., Sam M.S. - 4 The failure to see a problem because the symptoms are attrinuted to another disability. See dual dignosis. DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING: "In diagnostic overshadowing a disbality is overlooked due to its symptoms being similar to another primary disability." Related Psychology Terms DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN EDUCATION Developing a Case Study Selecting a Diagnosis READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia) Dissociative Identity Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment Planning CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief CHILD PSYCHIATRY ANTISOCIAL REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diagnostic-overshadowing/ (accessed December 5, 2021).