DURATION OF UNTREATED ILLNESS

The length of time, in schizophrenia, where the illness is presnet before anti-psychotic treatment or other therapy starts.

DIMMING EFFECT

1. effect of bright light with fainter lights evident. 2. The increase in brightness of an image coming from dimming the background.

DETUMESCENCE

The lessening of swelling especially the genitals. Compare tumescence.

DERIVATIVE INSIGHT

A person's insight into a problem without help from the therapist.

DIASCHISIS

The loss of function in a region of the brain from injury or damage.

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