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problem

Pronunciation: prob'lem

Definition: In the mental health professions, a term often used to denote the difficulties or challenges of life; sometimes used in preference to the terms mental illness or mental disorder.

[G. problema, proposition, topic, fr. proballo, to put forward]

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