diagnose with vs diagnose as

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Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering the difference between the two, I made up two sentences:

1) Susan had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

2)
Susan had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed as schizophrenia.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    1) Susan had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. :tick:
    2)
    Susan had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed as schizophrenia. :cross:

    Schizophrenia is a disease. Susan can't be diagnosed as (being) a disease. She was diagnosed with (having) a disease. But you can say that she was diagnosed as schizophrenic; that's the adjective describing her condition.
     

    Hildy1

    Senior Member
    English - US and Canada
    I agree with Parla.
    It is also possible to say that Susan's illness (not Susan herself) was diagnosed as schizophrenia.
     
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