DSM IV - The "NO LABORATORY FINDINGS" Chant!
Take it from the top!
Pg 43 Mental Retardation:
"Other than the results of psychological and adaptive behavioral tests that are necessary for the diagnosis of Mental Retardation, THERE ARE NO LABORATORY FINDINGS that are uniquely associated with Mental Retardation."
Pg 81 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:
"THERE ARE NO LABORATORY TESTS that have been established as diagnostic in the clnical assessment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ... There are no specific physical features associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder..."
Pg 88 Conduct Disorder:
"In some studies, lower heart rate and lower skin conductance have been noted in individuals with Conduct Disorder. However, levels of physiological arousal are NOT DIAGNOSTIC OF THE DISORDER."
Pg 280 Schizophrenia:
"NO LABORATORY FINDINGS have been identified that are diagnostic of Schizophrenia."
Pg 323 Major Depressive Episode:
"NO LABORATORY FINDINGS that are diagnostic of a Major Depressive Episode have been identified."
Pg 330 Manic Episode:
"NO LABORATORY FINDINGS that are diagnostic of a Manic Episode have been identified>"
pg 352 Mood Disorders:
"There appear to be NO LABORATORY FEATURES that distinguish Major Depressive Episodes found in Major Depressive Disorder from those in Bipolar I Disorder."
Pg 360 Mood Disorders:
"There appear to be NO LABORATORY FEATURES that distinguish Major Depressive Episodes found in Major Depressive Disorder from those in Bipolar II Disorder."
Pg 398 Panic Disorder:
"NO LABORATORY FINDINGS have been identified that are diagnostic of Panic Disorder."
Pg 413 Social Phobia:
"This finding supports the differentiation of Social Phobia from Panic Disorder, although NONE OF THESE FINDINGS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE DIAGNOSTIC OF THESE DISORDERS."
Pg 419 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:
"NO LABORATORY FINDINGS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED that are diagnostic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder."
Pg 447 Somatization Disorder (Somatic complaints - ie "Doc, I been gettin' these pains lately..")
"LABORATORY TEST RESULTS ARE REMARKABLE FOR THE ABSENCE OF FINDINGS TO SUPPORT THE SUBJECTIVE COMPLAINTS."
Pg 455 Conversion Disorder (psychosomatic paralysis):
"NO SPECIFIC LABORATORY ABNORMALITIES are associated with Conversion Disorder."
Pg 464 Hypochondriasis:
"LABORATORY FINDINGS DO NOT CONFIRM the individual's preoccupation."
Pg 535 Gender Identity Disorder:
"THERE IS NO DIAGNOSTIC TEST specific for Gender Identity Disorder.