pathological means: Pathology or its related terms. (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does pathological mean?

  • Disease-related or caused by it (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A habitual, compulsive or maladaptive behavior. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A person is described as being pathological if they act in an unacceptable manner and exhibit strong feelings that they can’t control. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Procrypsis)
  • Pathological parenting can be used to alienate a child from one parent. This is done out of anger and to tactically use the child to influence a parent’s contact or relationship. It is often bad parenting or abusive behavior to abuse a child this way. This affects the children more than the parent being targeted. This is a common mistake, even among mental health professionals and those who try to avoid it becoming a court matter. Courts don’t take into account the real impact it has on the case or the severity it deserves for their own emotional traumatizing effects. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Romualdo Campos)