FUNCTIONAL DISORDER

the term given to a disorder that there is no known organic basis. In psychology and psychiatry a functional disorders are improperly considered equivalent to a psychogenic disorder.

FUNCTIONAL DISORDER: "Joe had a functional disorder with no cause."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-disorder/ (accessed February 15, 2020).
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