from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Medicine Failure of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation, marked by labored breathing, engorged blood vessels, and edema.
- n. Psychology The inability to maintain defense mechanisms in response to stress, resulting in personality disturbance or psychological imbalance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The inability of a diseased or weakened organic system or organ to compensate for its deficiency, resulting in functional deterioration.
- n. The deterioration of cognitive or emotional functionality in a person who is distressed or who suffers from a psychological disorder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Failing compensation of the heart in valvular disease.
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Fetal echocardiography is essential for monitoring the pump twin for signs of decompensation and possible intervention.
And they added, "There may be an initial period of normal development and function before decompensation in association with metabolic stress or immune activation, such as fasting, illness or vaccination."
Out of my total emotional decompensation, I managed to get out only three words amidst the tears: "I love you."
It doesn't take into account that so-called disorders, which are diagnosed and treated as if they were each separate and binary (you have them or you don't) illnesses, are primarily signs of decompensation, By that I mean, when the brain gets overwhelmed and can't perform its function well.
Mr McCain is too old for this job, the fear of recurrent cancer is present, has the PTSD with chronic eemotional decompensation and is a good candidate to have stroke and heart attack. —
The last time I was in the Holy City, in 1999, on the eve of the new millennium, local officials expected a large outbreak of the so-called Jerusalem syndrome, defined by doctors from the Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center in a paper published by the British Journal of Psychiatry as “a psychotic decompensation… related to religious excitement induced by proximity to the holy places of Jerusalem.”
It doesn't take into account that so-called disorders, which are diagnosed and treated as if they were each separate and binary you have them or you don't illnesses, are primarily signs of decompensation, By that I mean, when the brain gets overwhelmed and can't perform its function well.
PINSKY: The problem here is that here's a woman that's suddenly under the scrutiny of the spotlight who, as you said when you went out to break, maybe has some -- some developmental issues, who is under tremendous stress and now has had a psychiatric decompensation and is in a psychiatric hospital.
I think this has been a life-long decompensation for him and something that reads to point where all reason and all rationality was gone from this man.
We know that getting a high fever, getting illness can take someone with a mitochondrial disorder and push them into a decompensation.
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