Glossary D

Dysfunctional attitudes refer to personal rules or Values people hold that interfere with adequate adjustment.

Dysfunctional conflict is defined as conflict that keeps people from working together, lessens productivity, spreads to other areas, or increases turnover.
Dysfunctional thought record refers to record completed by the client and provides the client and therapist with a record of the client's automatic thoughts that are related to Dysphoria or Depression .

Dysgenesis is defined as abnormal or defective development of an organ.

Dysgeusia is defined as distorted taste sensation.

Dysgraphia refers to a specific developmental disability that affects the person's ability to write. Problems may include fine-motor muscle control of the hands and/or processing difficulties. Sometimes occupational therapy is helpful. Most successful students with Dysgraphia that does not respond to occupational therapy or extra writing help choose to use a typewriter, computer, or verbal communication .

Dyskinesia refers to the inability to control voluntary movements. It means uncontrolled involuntary movement; disordered movements.

Dyslexia refers to specific reading difficulty in a person with adequate vision and at least average skills in other academic areas; difficulty/disorder in deciphering, reading, and comprehending text not due to low intelligence.