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  • n. A term used to cover a broad category of functions rather than a single specific item

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Examples

  • According to Martin Stein, M.D., a pediatrician practicing in California and cochair of the ADHD committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics, a formal curriculum for developmental and behavioral pediatrics—an umbrella term that incorporates child psychiatry, psychology, and psychosocial issues—was recently added to the training program for pediatricians and is expected to effect a major change in the attitudes of pediatricians toward early-onset bipolar disorder.

    The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child

  • When the President in 1990 declared the beginning of "The Decade of the Brain" (perhaps tacitly acknowledging a previous decade of brainlessness), the consensus among researchers was that schizophrenia was probably an umbrella term for many different diseases.

    1968

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