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Canophilia - Definition, Origin, and Signs

Do you love dogs? If you do, then you may have canophilia - an intense love of dogs. Cynophiles are

COMMON COLD

Practically all recent research on the common cold has been devoted to finding the viruses which are believed to be

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS

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

COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY

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

COMPENSATION

The tendency to develop strength in one area to offset weakness in anotherCompensation may be a deliberate, conscious reaction, an

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

COMPLEX

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

COMPULSIVE PERSONALITY

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

CONFABULATION (Pseudoreminiscence)

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

CONNECTOR

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

CORPUS STRIATUM (Striped Body)

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

CREATIVITY TESTS

Tests designed to identify creative talentIn recent years a number of psychologists have turned their attention to the subject of

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

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

The scientific study of the behavior and development of the child from the time of conception to the beginning of

COLOR REACTIONS

The most important fact here is that the organism as a whole, and not just the visual system, is involved

CHOLINERGIC

Activated or transmitted by acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is one of the two types of “chemical transmitters” in the nervous system; the

COLOR SOLID

A three-dimensional figure representing all degrees and combinations of hue, saturation, and brightness in the perception of color; also called

CINGULATE GYRUS (Literally “ring- shaped ridge”)

The cortical part of the limbic system of the brain, lying just above the corpus callosum (plate 1).Although the functions

CIRCUMSTANTIALITY

Circuitous, “labyrinthine” speech; the inclusion of numerous trivial and often irrelevant details in relating an incident, explaining a point, or

CIVILIAN CATASTROPHE REACTIONS

Transient situational personality disorders resulting from severely traumatic experiences in civilian life, classified by the American Psychiatric Association (1952) under