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behavior

noun actions, air, bearing, beliefs, carriage, character, comportment, conduct, consuetude, course, course of conduct, course of life, decorum, demeanor, habituation, habitude, inveteracy, line of conduct, manner, manner of life, manners, matter of course, mien, mode of action, mores, personal bearing, presence, propriety, ritual, ritualism, routine, way of acting, way of life
Associated concepts: bad behavior, contemptuous behavior, good behavior, indecent behavior
Foreign phrases: Ad vitam aut culpam.For life, or until guilty of misbehavior. De bono gestu. For or during good behavior.
See also: conduct, custom, demeanor, deportment, manner, modus operandi, practice, presence, procedure, protocol, way
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This lower level of attack and avoidance behavior shown by subjects with greater tumor development may indicate a change of strategy in response to social stress, which in turn may be considered a result of illness behavior.
These observations led us to study illness behavior in association with personality traits, anxiety, and depression in such patients, and we published a report in 1996.
1) Through the article, a patient, dubbed "Cathy," sought to inform physicians not only about the range of factitious illness behaviors in which she had engaged, but also about her reasons for doing so.
Instead of being caught up in the debate regarding depression and CFS, it is more important to recognize and understand the interaction of depression and illness behaviors in patients' with CFS quality of life (Schweitzer et al.
The first measures aspects of illness behavior, and the second measures aspects of morbidity.
By using these simple measures, illness behavior can be tempered dramatically, and the employer no longer falls prey to the epidemic syndrome.
Diagnosis of fibromyalgia was not followed by a surge in illness behavior and health care utilization.
Along with self-identification comes the acceptance of cultural norms and practices that have implications for health and illness behavior.
They deal with one or more of five issues: (a) etiology or causation, (b) symptoms, (c) pathophysiology, (d) course of the illness (including the appropriate illness behavior and level of severity of the disorder), and (e) treatment (Kleinman, 1980; Kleinman et al.
The Psychopathology of Functional Somatic Syndromes: Neurobiology and Illness Behavior in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness, Irritable Bowel, and Premenstrual Dysphoria