the specific aspect, at times, a distressing or damaging experience, which is the immediate cause of a cognitive or physical disorder. A sole precipitating occurrence might turn a latent condition into the manifest type of the disorder.
What is PRECIPITATING CAUSE?
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PRECIPITATING CAUSE: "Were there any precipitating causes we should be aware of?"
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