BIPOLAR DISORDERS

Used to describe a group of disorders of mood where manic episodes are separated by sad and depressive episodes.

BAREFOOT V ESTELLE

n. a U.S. Supreme Court case documented in 1983, the results of which ended in a decision to uphold the death sentence. Although the...

BEHAVIORAL MODELING

n. in psychotherapy, refers to a process in which a person functions as a model for others by exhibiting the specific behavior that needs...

BIORHYTHMS

n. periodic, naturally-occurring cycles which occur as part of a biological process or function. There are three known cycles, namely: physical, emotional, and intellectual....

BEHAVIOR THEORY

Assuming that behaviour is acquired, developed and maintained is explained by learning principles. Also called general behaviour.

BREATHING RETRAINING

Used to help treat hyperventilation by slowing down breathing in times of panic and anxiety.

BEERS, CLIFFORD

author of A Mind That Found Itself (1908). This written account vividly described in detail the stages of his own mental illness and recovery....

BELL'S PHENOMENON

n. a normal defense reflex, this is an observable upward-and-outward movement of the globes of the eyes when attempting to close them. It is...

BULBAR PARALYSIS

n. an upper-body motor condition which originates from a lesion in the medulla oblongata. The condition may also be caused by neuromuscular disorders such...

BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Instruction in 2 languages one of which is your native tongue and the other you are educated in.

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