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Psychology Word of the Day RESIDUAL ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER, n:A condition listed in DSM-III; child having been diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed at a...

FAMILY THERAPY

involves the whole family becoming involved in the counselling process, instead of focussed efforts looking at a single individual, indeed, counsellors will attempt to...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

FREUD, SIGMUND

He pioneered psychoanalysis after studying neurology and turning to mental disorders like hysteria. He developed a method of free association leading to recognition of...

GABA ANTAGONISTS

These are the compounds that inhibit GABA receptor sites and GABA action. They can be direct and indirect. Best known is bicuculline that is...

GESTURE

1. this is a movement that can indicate a meaning or attitude. A wave is an example. See non-verbal behaviour. See emblem; iconic gesture....

GROUP SOLIDARITY

The sense of fellowship and community displayed by members of a collective who are united by shared purposes, responsibilities and interests. See also cohesion;...

INTERPRETATION

Psychotherapy. Explanation by therapist ion terms meaningful to the person and their issues, behaviours or feelings. Made along the lines of conceptual framework or...

INTROVERSION-EXTRAVERSION

Self orientation from introversion the range or continuum characterised by inward and concerns self directed and behaviours to extraversion, characterised by outward and social...

KETOCONAZOLE

It is an antifungal agent that has been suggested as a treatment for depression resistant to conventional drugs, due to its ability to inhibit...

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