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The simultaneous existence of conflicting attitudes, as of love and hate toward the same object
Feeblemindedness; a mental disorder characterized by marked mental confusion, sometimes so severe as to approach stupor
A psychic disturbance marked by a period of depression followed by violent attempts to kill people...
The collected data concerning a patient, his/her previous environment and experiences, including any abnormal sensations, moods, or acts observed by the patient or by others and the dates of their appearance and duration, as well as any results of treatment
Tranquilizing agents widely used in psychiatric disorders such as agitation, aggressive outburst, psychomotor overactivity, etc.; they are the same as antianxiety agents
The involuntary picking at the bedclothes seen in grave fevers and in conditions of great exhaustion
A morbid (abnormal) state in which there is a waxy rigidity of the limbs that may be placed in various positions, which will be maintained for a time
A temperament characterized by cyclic alternations of mood between elation and depression
Denoting any impulse, idea, or the like that is repugnant to and inconsistent with an individual's conception of himself/herself
Anesthesia produced by passing an electric current through the brain by electrodes placed on the temples
Shallow inappropriate emotions, disorganized thinking, unpredictable childish behavior and mannerisms, indicative of gross personality disorganization
In psychiatry, emotional instability; a tendency to show alternating states of gaiety and somberness
The willful, deliberate, and fraudulent feigning or exaggeration of the symptoms of illness or injury done for the purpose of a consciously desired end
*metaphrenia (met-uh frE-nE-uh)
The mental condition in which the interests are withdrawn from the family or group and directed to personal gain or aggrandizement
The utilization of a modified and controlled environment in the treatment of mental disease
*mydriasis (mi drI-uh-sis)
Extreme or morbid (unhealthy) dilatation of the pupil; dilatation of the pupil as the effect of a drug
A neurosis characterized by chronic weakness, easy fatigability, and sometimes exhaustion
A personality test that attempts to detect conscious or unconscious personality traits and conflicts by eliciting the individual's associations to a set of ink blots
The constant preoccupation with certain thoughts, with inability to dismiss them from the mind
A morbid (unhealthy) condition once believed to be due to the influence of the moon's rays
A hypnotic state in which the subject has the full possession of his/her senses but no subsequent recollection; sleep walking
A disturbance in the associative thought process in which the patient tends to digress readily from one topic under discussion to the other topics that arise in the course of associations
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