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Structural diagnosis is associated with personality testing and personality disorders. Is this what you are referring to?
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The DSM method takes into account 5 axes: mood and behavioral disorders, personality disorders, outside environmental situations, history, and global functioning.
A structural diagnosis is something that a psychologist would use in assessing Borderline Personality Disorder, for example. That would become part of the DSM diagnosis. The DSM diagnosis is the total, authoritative diagnosis. Do you see how they fit together?
Not supplement, actually, it's to confirm. In other words, the DSM has a list of symptoms that Borderline Personality Disorder has that are characteristic of the disorder and that the patient/person has to exhibit. Now,
A structural interview leading to a structural diagnosis might be used to confirm that the person does indeed meet these criteria. Does that help?