DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS

The basic tasks which must be mastered at each stage of life if the individual is to achieve normal development and healthy adjustment. Failure...

DECENTRATION

Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development where a child slowly moves away from an egocentric world to a world shared with others. Also called...

DETERIORATION (Mental Deterioration)

In psychiatry, deterioration denotes a progressive impairment or decline of intellectual and personality functions such as memory, reasoning, concentration, communication, and emotional response.The deteriorated...

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

A facility able to evaluate a person's condition.

DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

1. A committed 2 person relationship. 2. Relationship between therapist and client.

DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR

An expression of hostility, anger and aggression by destroying and damaging property or yourself.

DEMONOLOGY

Even before Greek and Roman civilization collapsed under the impact of the barbarian onslaught in the fifth century, the Dark Ages in psychiatric history...

DYNAMIC APPROACH

Dynamic psychology and psychiatry approach the study of human behavior by examining underlying forces of motivation. This approach contrasts with the descriptive approach, which...

DIRECTIONALITY PROBLEM

A problem with 2 variables where the cause and effect is not known.

DEMOGRAPHIC PATTERN

A pattern revealed by a population variable such as birth and death rates, income, medical health etc.

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