PRESENTING SYMPTOM

A presenting symptom is the symptom described by a subject when explaining their reason for wanting treatment.

PRESENTING SYMPTOM: "Angela came to her therapist with the presenting symptoms of grief and anger after the death of her mother."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRESENTING SYMPTOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/presenting-symptom/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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