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What Is the Definition of a Psychiatric Disability?

Question by eloiselt: What is the definition of a psychiatric disability?
I looked it up, but can’t seem to find a clear answer.
Which of these would be considered a psychiatric disability?
-Clinical Depression
-Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder
-“Psychotic Depression”
-Body Dysmorphic Disorder
-Borderline Personality Disorder

Best answer:

Answer by Dan
there all disabilities. im not sure of your question. if you are more specific on your question i can help you.

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