relational disorder


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relational disorder

A persistent and painful pattern of feelings, behaviours, and perceptions among two or more people in an important personal relationship, such a husband and wife, or a parent and one or more of his or her children. Relational disorder has been proposed for inclusion in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V); it is a departure from the other conditions included in previous editions, in that the disorder is not defined by the individuals, but rather by the pathological junction or interaction between them—i.e., the relationship itself is dysfunctional or toxic.

Relational disorder types
• Marital relational disorder;
• Parent—child-abuse disorder.

relational disorder

Any marked impairment in communication or other aspects of interpersonal interactions among family members, spouses, or coworkers.
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Carl Bell, who helped write the chapter on relational disorders.
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Bell of the University of Illinois at Chicago said the research agenda is a scientific effort to find out whether there is a sound basis for including relational disorders in DSM-V.
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