SECONDARY GAINS

In psychoanalysis, social, occupational, or interpersonal advantages that a patient derives from symptoms. Indirect benefit, usually obtained through an illness or debility. Such gains...

SENSITIVITY

1. The capacity to detect and discriminate. 2. The probability that a test gives a positive diagnosis given that a person actually has a...

BEHAVIORAL INHIBITION

n. a pattern of behavior characterized by shyness, timidity, withdrawal, and fear of the unfamiliar. The emotionality is negative and there is restraint in...

SYNDROME

It is a group of the symptoms together with the signs that result to only one cause. They can indicate that there are a...

SHORT-TERM THERAPY

therapy that is brief and relies on goal setting and active techniques. It may last as long as 10 -20 sessions and aims to...

UNCONTROLLED VARIABLE

a variant which isn't controlled or gauged by the investigator during an experiment or analysis.

BURNOUT

n. a state of extreme physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It is characterized by a decrease in motivation and performance. On the psychological and...

MICROPSYCHOSIS

is a psychotic episode which unusually lasts an incredibly short duration, from a few minutes to a hours which typically occur during times of...

ANXIETY HIERARCHY

a series of graduated (least to most) anxiety- arousing stimuli or situations, centering on a specific source of anxiety for an individual - for...

ANTECEDENT

1. an event preceding or occasioning another event - setting the stage for a particular response. 2. In linguistics, the noun or pronoun to...

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