PERTURBATION

noun. 1. an anxious or stressful cognitive state. With regard to the framework of a complete or tried suicide, it is a gauging of the degree to which an individual is disturbed or upset. 2. an impact or activity which causes a disruption or interference in a cognitive or physical system or phenomenon.

PERTURBATION: "The patient is suffering from severe perturbation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PERTURBATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/perturbation/ (accessed August 14, 2019).
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