Talk:Spectrum approach

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Archive: Talk:Spectrum disorder/Archive 1

Redlinked and unsourced items[edit]

The following items from the page are redlinked and unsourced.

With sources, these could be restored. Whatever404 (talk) 18:44, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Bad move ?[edit]

I do not think this move from Spectrum disorder to Spectrum (psychiatry) is optimal ... this is not a common search term, and the original name was more appropriate. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 10:20, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Problem with original title is phrases such as "autistic spectrum disorder" generally mean a disorder falling on the autistic spectrum, rather than a "spectrum disorder" that is called Autistic. A spectrum itself can involve a range of conditions, disorders, states and traits. The definition becomes convoluted when trying to define it as "spectrum disorder". Pile-Up (talk) 11:11, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
But readers searching the term will always search Spectrum disorder, never Spectrum (psychiatry); perhaps asking for help at WT:MED will result in a solution for this? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:10, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I don't mind, whatever is necessary for Wikipedia. Pile-Up (talk) 21:25, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
I'll post over to WT:MED then, to see if others have any ideas. Regards, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:39, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I am responding to the question at WikiProject Medicine. I think that either name is acceptable, but that "spectrum disorder" is somewhat preferable. If people think the only spectrum disorder is ASD, then this article should enlighten them. WhatamIdoing (talk) 03:23, 19 February 2010 (UTC)
I think spectrum disorder would be best as this is what people will be looking for, but either term is technically okay.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:34, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

I propose renaming this article to Spectrum approach and then leading it with A Spectrum approach to mental disorders... Or in psychiatry or whatever. But the phrase seems to turn up Google hits including peer-reviewed literature, is consistent with some related terminology, and avoids having to commit the title to a particular field. I'll make the move in a while unless anyone is opposed. Eversense (talk) 05:13, 28 December 2011 (UTC)