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pathological in Psychology, psychiatry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpathologicalpath‧o‧log‧i‧cal /ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ -ˈlɑː-/ adjective  1 BADpathological behaviour or feelings happen regularly, and are strong, unreasonable, and impossible to control a pathological hatred of women a pathological liar2 MPMIa mental or physical condition that is pathological is caused by disease pathological conditions such as cancer3 MIrelating to pathologypathologically /-kli/ adverb Stephen was almost pathologically jealous of his brother.
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pathologicalI knew perfectly well that I had anorexia, but I did not see it as something pathological.What is pathological behaviour in a man is required of a woman.Several divergent but characteristic pathological changes have been previously shown within the pouch mucosa.The pathological changes of mucosal prolapse deserve particular mention.a pathological fear of being aloneSome say there is an on-line addiction that resembles pathological gambling more than it does alcoholism or drug abuse.pathological gamblingThe crude and splenetic expression and presentation of such views suggested irrational pathological prejudice rather than a coherent ideology.The types of pathological processes known to cause epilepsy are numerous.pathological conditionsMyofibroblasts have been implicated in fibrous reactions in a wide range of pathological conditions, including fibrosing conditions of the large bowel.