ATYPICAL DISORDER

in the DSM-lll and earlier editions, a residual category that included unusual or uncharacteristic variations of the standard mental disorders. The equivalent DSM-IV-TR category is not otherwise specified, which can be added to many disorders.

ATYPICAL DISORDER: "An atypical disorder is one in which the symptoms present do not fit with the diagnostic guidelines."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ATYPICAL DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/atypical-disorder/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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