DELIRIANT

A substance that will bring about a state or delirium.

DELUSION OF POVERTY

The belief that a person has when they think they will soon be destitute.

DEMENTIA RATING SCALE

Used to measure the cognitive status of an adult. Comprises of 36 tasks if varying difficulty. Evaluates performance on subscales, attention, initiation-preservation, construction, conceptualisation...

DEMYELINATING DISEASE

A pathological condition like MS that results from the nerve sheaths being destroyed.

DENSITY FUNCTION

Function of mathematics defining the probablity of distribution.

DEPENDENCY COURT

US court dealing with child abuse issues and neglect.

DEPRESSION AFTER DELIVERY

The less common name for postpartum depression.

DEPTH PERCEPTION

The awareness we have of 3 dimensionality, distance to an object and its solidity.

DERIVED PROPERTY

Psychology. A property taken by part of a whole by virtue of its context.

DESCRIPTIVE BEHAVIORISM

The study of behaviour that states psychology should limit itself to descriptions of behaviour of organisms. See behaviourism- radical behaviourism.

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