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disorder

[dis′ȯrd·ər]
(crystallography)
Departures from regularity in the occupation of lattice sites in a crystal containing more than one element.
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Habits--including nail biting, lip chewing, and nose picking--also may be diagnosed as stereotypic movement disorders, although ICD-10 lists includes them as "other specified behavioral and emotional disorders.
When stereotyped movements cannot be accounted for as a compulsion, tic, or part of a pervasive developmental disorder, they are the essential feature of a stereotypic movement disorder if they interfere with normal activities or result in self-injury (American Psychiatric Association, 2000).
Many clinicians resolve this impasse by lumping a wide range of repetitive behaviors into broad diagnostic categories such as OCD or stereotypic movement disorder, relying on multiple diagnoses or the use of nonspecific categories such as "NOS.