NOSOLOGICAL APPROACH

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NOSOLOGICAL APPROACH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nosological-approach/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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