DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

1. A committed 2 person relationship. 2. Relationship between therapist and client.

DYNAMIC FORMULATION

The attempt to organise a clients information so the therapist can better treat and understand the client.

DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms.

DEPERSONALIZATION

The state of mind where the self appears to be unreal.

DEJA VU

The feeling that an event has happened before. See false memory.

DELUSION OF POVERTY

The belief that a person has when they think they will soon be destitute.

DENOTATIVE MEANING

The literal meaning of a word or phrase.

DISORDER

A group of systems that can involve abnormal behaviour, intense or persistent stress or the disruption of a function. See mental disorder.

DYSTHYMIC DISORDER

A depressive disorder featuring a depressed mood more often than not that keeps up for at least 2 years.

DEFENSIVENESS

The tendency to be sensitive to comments and criticism and to deny them.

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