Glossary D

DD is the abbreviations of Dysthymic disorder, a form of depressive disorder characterized by at least 1 year (2 years in adults) of Depressed mood for more days than not, accompanie

DDH is the abbreviations of Ddevelopmental dysplasia of the hip which is a condition of the hip joint that is congenital in nature. (see Developmental dysplasia of the hip)

De-escalation means toning down the intensity of the conflict or dispute so that a solution becomes more likely.

De-reflection refers to a technique described by Frankl in which the client is instructed to ignore a troublesome behavior or symptom in order to divert his or her attention to more constructive thoughts or activities.

Dead-enders are employees who receive much grapevine information but who seldom pass it on to others.

Deafferent means to remove or disable the sensory nerves from a body part; to remove the sensory nerves from a body part

Deafness refers to a partial or complete hearing loss. Levels of impairment vary from a mild but important loss of sensitivity to a total loss of hearing. Many sensorineural hearing losses result from a genetic predisposition.