Problem

Subthreshold mental disorders

Other Names:
Shadow mental illness
Subliminal psychological dysfunction
Subclinical mental ill-health
Undiagnosed psychological injury
Nature:

Subthreshold mental disorders can reduce one's pleasure in life, even if the dysfunction is not major. A subthreshold mental syndrome comprises a subset of the symptoms of a recognized mental disorder. Even if the symptoms do not match those of a recognized disorder, a shadow disorder may be diagnosed if the patient is clearly distressed. < Dysfunctions associated with subthreshold mental illness include poor performance at school, inability to keep a job, friends or a spouse, and inappropriate social behaviour.

Claim:

Subclinical dysfunction in parents may be associated with clinical dysfunction in their children.

Broader Problems:
Mental disorders
Narrower Problems:
Adult subthreshold autism
Related Problems:
Fictitious disorders
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
14.06.2018 – 02:11 CEST