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Clinical Judgment, DSM-IV, and Miscellaneous
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Clinical Judgment, DSM-IV, and Miscellaneous Topics

Baron, J., Beattie, J., & Hershey, JD (1988). Heuristics and biases in diagnostic reasoning: Congruence, information and certainty. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 42, 88-110
Confirmatory bias issues and problems with clinical judgement in diagnosis. Dawes, RM. (1994). House of cards: Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth. New York: Free Press.
              Skeptical criticisms of the psychology field in which the author claims that most psychology is "junk science" and that psychotherapy is entirely unscientific. Similar views are held by Paul McHugh, MD.

Ditto, PH, & Lopez, DF (1992). Motivated skepticism: Use of differential decision criteria for preferred and non-preferred conclusions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63, 568-584.  
Fiorica, JV, Hoffman, MS, Roberts, WS, LaPolla, JP, & Cavanagh, D. (1990). Detection of endometrial carcinoma: Clinical judgment versus histologic examination. Southern Medical Journal, 83, 759-760.
D&C is routinely performed for postmenopausal bleeding. The tendency is to rely on results of the D&C rather than clinical judgment if the results are benign. Looking for high-risk factors may ensure a correct diagnosis. Case examples of 4 women with histologically normal results, but with several high risk factors (age, weight, hypertensive, diabetes, and in one, an elevated tumor marker antigen. Clinical judgment weighing risk factors is essential, even in the face of normal empirical tests.

Fox, RE. (1995). The rape of psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26, 147-155.
              Article discusses the backlash against psychotherapy, both in the culture and within the managed care arena.

Glaser, BG, & Strauss, A. (1967). The discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. Chicago: Aldine.

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