decompensate


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decompensate

(dē-kom′pĕn-sāt″) [ de- + L. compensare, to counterbalance]
To fail or lose stability or ability to function; to suffer decompensation.

decompensate,

n the development or worsening of a mental disorder.
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Avoid patients with comorbid conditions such as asthma, anxiety, obesity, or heart disease which might decompensate in the office.
As the CSG found, "individuals with mental illnesses leaving prison without sufficient supplies of medication, connections to mental health and other support services, and housing are almost certain to decompensate, which in turn will likely result in behavior that constitutes a technical violation of release conditions or a new crime.
This approach, of using the information in Figure 2 to determine what factor(s) have caused a heterophoria to decompensate, is not just academic.