How to define dysfunction

In order to define dysfunction, I think we need to first understand the meaning of “functional”. The Encarta dictionary lists these definitions: 1. having a practical application, or serving a useful purpose.  2. in good working order or working at the moment. The key elements in the above definitions are “serving a useful purpose” and …

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Dysfunctional Thinking Patterns

There are many thought patterns that lead to dysfunction and cause us pain.  Here is a list of the major ones. Over generalization – this ALWAYS happens to me.  I NEVER get it right. EVERYONE hates me…etc.  It is very rare that something ALWAYS happens to anyone.  Sometimes things happen, sometimes they don’t. Ask yourself …

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