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distress

 [dĭ-stres´]
physical or mental anguish or suffering.
respiratory distress see adult respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory distress syndrome of newborn.
risk for spiritual distress a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for an altered state of harmonious connectedness with all of life and the universe in which dimensions that transcend and empower the self may be disrupted.
spiritual distress
1. discomfort related to religious, intellectual, or cultural concerns.
2. a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as disruption in the life principle that pervades a person's entire being and that integrates and transcends his or her biological and psychosocial nature. The person experiencing spiritual distress may express concern with the meaning of life and death, question the meaning of suffering or of his or her own existence, verbalize inner conflict about beliefs, express anger toward God or other Supreme Being (however defined), or actively seek spiritual assistance.

dis·tress

(dis-tres'),
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
[L. distringo, to draw asunder]

distress

(dĭ-strĕs′)
n.
1. Anxiety or mental suffering.
2. Bodily dysfunction or discomfort caused by disease or injury.

dis·tress′ adj.

dis·tress

(dis-tres')
Mental or physical suffering or anguish.
[L. distringo, to draw asunder]
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We study returns to distressed companies in 34 countries over the period 1992-2010.
(2009), we label firms in categories 0 to 5 as economically distressed, firms in categories 14 to 18 as financially distressed, and the remaining firms as having mixed type of distress.
Total liabilities to total asset ratio is high for the distressed firms.
CoreLogic reported that in June only four states saw home prices decline when you included distressed sales.
"Home prices continued to march higher in January and we expect to see more increases as the market comes out of hibernation for the spring buying season," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic "Excluding distressed sales, all 50 states and the District of Columbia showed year-over-year home price appreciation for January."
The distressed property market is competitive and excludes property with equity that may also be a good deal and is typically easier to finance with conventional lenders.
(1) As such, the market value-based appraisal is not a universal valuation model in distressed markets.
Nationally, the fraction of existing home sales that were distressed over the past year is around 35 percent.
A distressed property is defined as a property that is under a foreclosure order or is advertised for sale by its mortgagee.
At the beginning of 2010, it was as if a light switch was turned on and banks began to step up their initiatives to sell distressed assets in an effort to clean up their balance sheets.
It is therefore, advantageous that in typical circumstances a distressed investor does not have a lengthy, hierarchical appraisal or approval process for opportunities and as a result, are well placed to make a quick investment decision.
Jefferies Inc (NYSE: JEC) has announced the appointment of Peter T Santry as a managing director and head of Distressed Trading in the firm's Leveraged Finance Sales and Trading Division.