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...

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...

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