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...

EPILEPSY (Symptoms and Types)

Epilepsy comprises a group of disorders characterized by transient, recurrent episodes of clouding or loss of consciousness, sometimes with convulsive movements or automatic behavior....

EQUILIBRIUM (Labyrinthine Sense; Vestibular Sense)

The sense of balance and position.Two sets of receptors in the inner ear, or “labyrinth,” are responsible for our senses of balance and position...

EIDETIC IMAGERY (Photographic Memory)

Mental imagery, usually visual, which closely resembles actual perception.Some people are able to look at a drawing or page of print for a short...

EROTIC

An adjective applied to any person, object, or experience that is consciously or unconsciously charged with sexual feeling.In psychoanalytic theory all sexual energy is...

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