DISEASE OF ADAPTATION

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Any illness that is caused by a long term defective physiological or psychological reaction to stress.

DISEASE OF ADAPTATION: "Joe's heart disease was a disease of adaptation from high blood pressure produced by stress."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DISEASE OF ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/disease-of-adaptation/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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