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...

CYCLOTHYMIC PERSONALITY (Cycloid Personality)

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by frequently alternating moods of elation and dejection.The cyclothymic (or cycloid) individual tends to be extraversive, responsive, and socially...

COMMON COLD

Practically all recent research on the common cold has been devoted to finding the viruses which are believed to be responsible for this unpleasant...

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS

In 1963 Congress passed the Community Mental Health Centers Act, authorizing an appropriation of 150 million dollars to finance up to two-thirds of the...

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...

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