BARBITURATE ADDICTION

Physical and psychological dependence on barbiturate drugs. Barbiturate sedatives rank with the opiates and alcohol as the major addiction drugs in use today. Taken...

BARBITURATE INTOXICATION

Barbiturate poisoning is the most common cause of brain disorder due to toxic conditions. It is also the toxic disorder which most frequently leads...

BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

A somewhat loose term with three major applications. First, it is occasionally applied to any type of abnormal behavior, or behavior pathology, and in...

BELLE INDIFFERENCE

A term originally used by Pierre Janet to characterize the air of unconcern manifested by hysteric patients toward their physical symptoms. Instead of arousing...

BENDER GESTALT TEST (Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test)

A personality test based on the way a subject copies nine geometrical figures. It is designed to throw light not only on personality structure...

BERI BERI

A vitamin deficiency disease which may have psychological as well as physical effects.The disorder was prevalent at one time in the Far East, where...

BESTIALITY (Zooerasty, Zoophilia)

A sexual deviation in which excitement or gratification is achieved through relations with animals. The term includes actual intercourse as well as stimulation through...

BIBLIOTHERAPY

A form of supportive psychotherapy in which the patient is given carefully selected material to read.During the era of “moral treatment” many physicians used...

BILIRUBIN ENCEPHALOPATHY (Kemicterus)

A toxic brain disorder occurring in infants, due to accumulation in the gall bladder of bilirubin, a red breakdown product of hemoglobin. The condition...

BINET, ALFRED (1857-1911)

Binet, originator of the first true intelligence test, was born in Nice, France. Though trained as a lawyer, he never practiced that profession but...

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