overdiagnose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ diagnose

Verb[edit]

overdiagnose ‎(third-person singular simple present overdiagnoses, present participle overdiagnosing, simple past and past participle overdiagnosed)

  1. (medicine) To diagnose something more often than it actually occurs
    • 2009, January 11, “Jeanne Dorin Mcdowell”, in The Four (at Least) Faces of Tara[1]:
      Dissociative identity disorder is a contentious diagnosis: some professionals say the disorder is overdiagnosed; others say it doesn't even exist.