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by Dr Prasanna N. de
Last reviewed: August 2016
psychiatric practice, bias in judgements (for example, diagnosis
and risk assessment) and decisions (when and how to treat) is
likely to be due to the inherent ambiguity of presenting
features (think of the Mona Lisa painting) and the uncertainty
This module describes a number of recognised
biases in thinking, along with suggestions on how to avoid or
compensate for these tendencies.
Furthermore, ways of looking at (and learning
from) outcome are reviewed, taking into account the finding that
active observation in itself can change the presentation and
This module offers guidance on:
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