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preemptive
used in Girl Interrupted

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Definition
designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
  • Maybe I was a victim of improper preemption?
  • In Identity Disorder there is a similar clinical picture, but Borderline Personality Disorder preempts the diagnosis of Identity Disorder if the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder are met, the disturbance is sufficiently pervasive and persistent, and it is unlikely that it will be limited to a developmental stage....
  • In Identity Disorder there is a similar clinical picture, but Borderline Personality... preempts the diagnosis ... if the disturbance is sufficiently pervasive and ... it is unlikely that it will be limited to a developmental stage.

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