DECOMPENSATION

The breakdown of our defense mechanisms that result in a worsening of psychiatric symptoms.

DECOMPENSATION: "Decompensation occurs with a progressive loss of function."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DECOMPENSATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decompensation/ (accessed April 19, 2018).
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