BLAMING THE VICTIM

n. a social and psychological phenomenon wherein the fault in a crime (rape, robbery, assault) is attributed to the victim. The victim is regarded...

BIOGENIC AMINE HYPOTHESIS

n. the hypothesis which postulates that a number of disorders (such as depression) result from a deficiency or excess in biogenic amines (e.g. norepinephrine)....

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...

CONNECTIONISM

postulated by Edward I. Thorndike, the idea that learning consists of the obtaining of unbiased correlations between reaction and stimulant.

DISTORTION

1. Unconscious process of altering emotions and thoughts or the conscious misrepresentation of facts. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Using dream work to modify forbidden thoughts...

TEMPORARY COMMITMENT

emergency indeliberate hospitalization of a patient with a cognitive disorder for a limited time to observe or treat them.

MORAL THERAPY

was a type of therapy seen in the 19th century which believed that a person considered insane could be helped by simply treating them...

GLUCURONIDATION

Name of the metabolic process where drugs and other substances are combined with glucuronic acid to form more water soluble compounds that are more...

PERCENTILE

noun. the position of a score in a distribution coded to show the percentage of instances within the batch which have scores equal to...

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