Methods of differential diagnosis


The procedures used to differentiate between conditions having similar symptoms.

Alternative labels

method of differential diagnosis
procedure to differentiate between similar medical conditions
methods of differential diagnoses
procedures of differential diagnosis

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Methods of differential diagnosis is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Clinical psychologist: Clinical psychologists diagnose, rehabilitate, and support individuals affected by mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders and problems as well as mental changes and pathogenic conditions through use of cognitive tools and appropriate intervention. They use clinical psychological resources on the basis of psychological science, its findings, theories, methods, and techniques for the investigation, interpretation, and prediction of human experience and behaviour.

Optional knowledge

Methods of differential diagnosis is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Methods of differential diagnosis – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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