BLEULER, EUGEN (1857-1939)

One of the major contributors to dynamic psychiatry, Bleuler was bom in Zurich, received his medical training at its university, and later became professor...

BODY LANGUAGE (Organ Language)

The expression of unconscious feelings, impulses, or conflicts through altered functioning of bodily organs; also, nonverbal communication through the body, as in posture, gesture,...

BORDERLINE DISORDERS

A group of psychological disturbances which exhibit various combinations of normality, neurosis, functional psychosis, and psychopathy.Schmideberg (1959) believes these disorders comprise a distinct clinical...

BRAIN DISORDERS

A group of disorders caused by or associated with impairment of brain tissue function, and characterized by impairment of (a) orientation, (b) memory, (c)...

BRAIN TUMOR DISORDERS

Acute and chronic brain syndromes due to intracranial neoplasms (tumors). These neoplasms, or “new growths,” are of unknown origin and vary greatly in size....

BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG)

Electrical changes, or potentials, occurring during brain activity. The fluctuations are detected through electrodes placed on the skull, and are recorded on a machine...

BREATH-HOLDING

A behavior disturbance in which a child expresses anger by holding his breath; classified by the American Psychiatric Association (1952) as an “adjustive reaction...

BRILL, ABRAHAM ARDEN (1874— 1948)

Brill, chiefly known as one of the first exponents of psychoanalysis in America, was bom in Austria and came to the United States as...

BROMIDE INTOXICATION

A toxic disorder produced by excessive use of bromides, usually taken to relieve tension, alleviate physical discomfort or induce sleep.Bromide poisoning is not so...

BULIMIA (Hyperorexia, Polyphagia)

Insatiable hunger; pathological overeating.The psychological drive to overeat is usually classified as a psychophysiologic disorder of the gastrointestinal system, although some regard it as...

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