Definition of dysregulation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
Abnormality or impairment in the regulation of a metabolic, physiological, or psychological process: family dysfunction may contribute to emotional dysregulation [count noun]: the phenomenon of narcolepsy can be understood in terms of a dysregulation of rapid eye movement sleep
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  • In addition, further studies are needed on the dysregulation noted in the infants.
  • Experts now recognize that depression is a multifaceted disorder with dysregulation in a number of different systems.
  • Given Anne's level of distress, a key issue in treatment for this couple was dealing with emotional dysregulation.

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