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- (medicine) To diagnose something more often than it actually occurs.
- (medicine) To diagnose something that never would have led to symptoms.
2009, January 11, “Jeanne Dorin Mcdowell”, in The Four (at Least) Faces of Tara:
- Dissociative identity disorder is a contentious diagnosis: some professionals say the disorder is overdiagnosed; others say it doesn't even exist.
- (medicine) To diagnose as a clinical case what is truly a subclinical case.