EXOTIC PSYCHOSES

Severe psychiatric disorders found in primitive cultures but not in Western society. The term is usually applied to functional conditions such as amok, latah,...

EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY

A form of depth psychotherapy developed by Karl A. Whitaker and Thomas P. Malone (1953), in which the patient achieves greater maturity largely through...

EXPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

This term is used for “those aspects of movement which are distinctive enough to differentiate one individual from another” (Allport and Vernon, 1933). They...

EXTRAVERSION (Extroversion)

The tendency to direct one's interest and energies towards the outer world of people and things as opposed to the inner world of the...

ENERGIZER (Antidepressant)

A stimulating, mood-elevating drug used primarily in combating depressions.Two types of energizers, or “psychoanaleptics,” are in use today: MAO inhibitors, which have a largely...

ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY (Human Engineering)

A field of applied psychology devoted to technical aspects of the work process, particularly the improvement of methods of work, the working environment, the...

ENTROPY (literally “turning toward or turning inward”)

A diminished capacity for spontaneous change; the inability to translate psychic or physical energy into a new form.In its psychiatric use the term is...

ENURESIS (Bed-wetting)

Persistent involuntary discharge of urine, usually during sleep, after the age of three. Bed-wetting may occur every night, several times a week, or only...

EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS

An inflammation of brain tissue caused by a filterable virus, and sometimes associated with systemic infections such as measles, mumps, and hepatitis.The disease reached...

EPILEPSY (Etiology and Therapy)

The primary symptoms of epilepsy, alterations of consciousness in association with convulsive movements, are produced by disturbances in the electrical discharges of the brain...

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