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  • A term used in the medical field to describe mental or physical illness. The term can be used generically, meaning that there is an ailment present, or can be used to name a particular sickness, such as attention deficit disorder. There are a vast number of specific disorders. In the fields of psychology and psychiatry, disorders are listed and explained in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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