Our point of view...
Symptoms is the word that describes the physical or mental features that an individual is experiencing, features that describe how the individual has taken note that the EASE of life has been replaced with DIS-EASE. Health care providers use the symptoms as a means to identify particular types of conditions that we call diseases.
When health care providers reach a point in their examinations, where they think that they have adequately evaluated the symptoms to such a degree that they can place a label on the disorder or disease, they do so. The label is called a diagnosis.
Some typical, readily known diseases carry diagnoses such as Diabetes, Cancer, Migraines etc. Diagnosis are a means for health care practitioners to efficiently communicate between each other about mutual clients /patients and their conditions. The labelling allows practitioners to presume that all the significant symptoms associated with a disease are going to be assumed by another healthcare practitioner to whom the diagnoses are communicated.
In Neurofeedback training diagnoses are not as helpful as knowing the symptoms directly and explicitly. Neurofeedback practitioners use the symptoms as devices to track improvement resulting from training the brain to be more efficient.
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