an approach which centers upon the naming and categorizing of illnesses or dysfunctions coupled with the awareness of pathognomonic signs/symptoms and their collectiveness into syndrome categories for diagnostic reasons. This conflicts with the psychodynamic approach, that stresses causal factors.

NOSOLOGICAL APPROACH: "The nosological approach is used frequently in research designs and studies."
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