COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY

A recently developed specialty defined byHume (1966) as “the maximum utilization of community resources in the identification, treatment, or rehabilitation of the mentally ill...

COMPENSATION

The tendency to develop strength in one area to offset weakness in anotherCompensation may be a deliberate, conscious reaction, an unconscious defense mechanism, or...

COMPENSATION NEUROSIS (Accident Neurosis)

A psychoneurotic reaction following a real or presumed disability which involves the question of financial compensation for injury or disease.Compensation neurosis is a genuine...

COMPLEX

In psychiatry, a group or system of related ideas which have a strong common emotional tone. The term was introduced by Jung but is...

COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY

A personality trait disturbance characterized by an exaggerated sense of responsibility and an excessive need for perfection.The compulsive personality tends to go over and...

CONFABULATION (Pseudoreminiscence)

A distortion of memory, or paramnesia, in which gaps in recall are filled by fictional events and experiences.Confabulations can be differentiated from delusions by...

CONNECTOR

A nerve cell which connects a receptor with an effector. The term is sometimes applied to hormones and the blood stream as well.Connector cells...

CORPUS STRIATUM (Striped Body)

A portion of the cerebral hemispheres, enveloped by the cortex, and consisting of projection fibers passing upward and downward between the cortex and the...

COTARD’S SYNDROME

A psychotic state characterized by anxious depression, suicidal tendencies, and nihilistic delusions in which the patient denies the existence of his body and in...

CREATIVITY TESTS

Tests designed to identify creative talentIn recent years a number of psychologists have turned their attention to the subject of creativity, for two major...

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