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systems theory

a theoretical framework involving multiple interrelated elements, wherethe properties of the whole are different from theproperties of the parts; systems are viewed as governed byprocesses of negative feedback (which promotes stability)and positive feedback (which promotes instability).Used to explain a range of phenomena, and a range ofsituations, for instance,Minuchins family systemstheory.

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Diagnostic andStatistical Manual (DSM)

amulti-axial manual used for theclassification, definition and description of mental healthdisorders.