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A term used by some psychiatrists to describe the study and treatment of mental conditions known as borderline states, i.e., on the boundaries of normal-abnormal. The term also means an approach to mental health that emphasizes prevention, relying on one or more of several possible behavioral methods, including conditioning and group therapy. Others use the same word to describe orthomolecular medicine applied to psychiatric disorders.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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