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    What are the benefits of using diagnostic labels to identify and describe abnormal behavior? What are the risks of using diagnostic labels to identify and describe abnormal behavior?

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    Before tackling the benefits and risks of using diagnostic labels, defining diagnostic labels is an excellent idea.

    Corner (2010) defines diagnostic labels as a means of describing a psychological affliction an individual has (p. 76). So, from Corner, we can conclude that diagnostic labels are names given to people that follow specific symptoms defined in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Like many labels, the diagnostic labels can or can not last forever (due to the patient receiving treatment to cease/end symptoms of a specific ...

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    Benefits of using diagnostic labels to identify and describe abnormal behavior are noted, including a discussion on the DSM. A reference is also provided.

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