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Labeling, Looping, and Social Control: Contextualizing Diagnosis in Mental Health Care

Sociology of Diagnosis

ISBN: 978-0-85724-575-5, eISBN: 978-0-85724-576-2

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 3 August 2011

Abstract

Implications – It is important for a sociology of diagnosis to contextualize official diagnosis in the repertoire of organizational labels applied to clients in mental health care, recognizing that it plays a limited but important role in organizational life. Informal labels, which at time conflict with official diagnosis, play a more prominent role in the management of everyday organizational life.

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Dobransky, K. (2011), "Labeling, Looping, and Social Control: Contextualizing Diagnosis in Mental Health Care", McGann, P. and Hutson, D.J. (Ed.) Sociology of Diagnosis (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 12), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 111-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-6290(2011)0000012010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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