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ergasia

 [er-ga´zhah]
term coined by Adolf meyer to describe the total activity or functioning of a person, encompassing both behavior and mental activity. He defined a group of “ergasias,” conceived of as behavioral patterns that are reactions or adaptations to genetic, developmental, and environmental factors, as alternatives to psychiatric diagnoses. For example, merergasia, partial impairment of functioning, included most behaviors now classified as anxiety disorders.

er·ga·si·a

(er-gā'zē-ă),
1. Any form of activity, especially mental.
2. The total of functions and reactions of an individual.
[G. work]

er·ga·si·a

(ĕr-gā'zē-ă)
1. Any form of activity, especially mental.
2. The total of functions and reactions of an individual.
[G. work]

ergasia

any mentally integrated function, activity, reaction or attitude of an individual.