In my afternoon talk in Dallas, I began to more fully unpack the diagnosis of AB-PA.
Professional diagnosis is more than simply the identification of symptoms. Diagnosis involves recognizing the underlying causal origin of the pathology that leads to the pattern of symptoms.
In my Dallas talk, I drew the analogy of diagnosis to putting together the pieces of a puzzle. The symptoms are the variously shaped and colored puzzle pieces. The diagnosis is the completed picture that’s made when all the puzzle pieces are put together.
Imagine different types of puzzles (analogous to different types of pathology). There’s the puzzle Cats in the Garden that depicts three cats playing in a garden among flowers and butterflies. There’s a different puzzle depicting a train traveling through the mountains, and there’s another type of puzzle of boats sailing on a lake.
With each puzzle there are a set of characteristic puzzle…
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