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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-82

Diagnostic formulation

1 Department of Psychiatry, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

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K Kuruvilla
Department of Psychiatry, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore - 641 004
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.58905

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Writing a 'Diagnostic Formulation' is a skill expected of candidates in the post-graduate examinations in psychiatry in most universities in India. However there is ambiguity regarding what the term means and how it should be written. This article is an attempt to provide some guidelines on this topic.



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