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  1. Etiology
    Causation; the study of causes; specifically disease
  2. Etiopathic
    Relating to specific lesions concerned with the cause of a disease
  3. Epidemiology
    The science of epidemics and epidemic diseases
  4. Morbid
    Refers to a diseased state and in psychology refers to abnormal or deviant
  5. Nosology
    The classification of diseases
  6. Ontology
    The study of the evolutionary development of the species
  7. Psychopathology
    Psychiatry; the science that deals with the pathology of the psyche or mind; the science of mental disorders
  8. Taxonomy
    • 1. The classification of various plants and animals
    • 2. Systematic classification or orderly arrangement
  9. Reliability
    The capacity of individuals to agree on the same diagnosis given the same information.
  10. Validity
    Whether or not the diagnostic criteria are good (valid) indicators of the presence or absence of a particular disease

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