The opposite of organic factors, functional factors contribute to the development of personality, maintain health and well-being and the structure and course of a behavioral or mental disorder. An example would be the nature of a subject's social and familial environment.

PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS: "Psychological factors may be even more important than organic factors in some cases."
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