What is symbolic dysfunction

Not medical advice: Symbolic dysfunction is more commonly known as social impairment. It may manifest in a number of ways involving speech and other forms of social interaction.

A person with such a condition may experience a lack of ability to initiate and/or terminate a conversation, as well as difficulty with other forms of communication such as body language. Many of these characteristics are also seen in subjects with Autism.

Updated on Saturday, March 17 2012 at 03:37AM EDT
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