GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME

The total mobilization of the organism’s resources in meeting situations of excessive stressThe concept grew out of Hans Selye’s research on endocrine secretions in...

GESELL, ARNOLD LUCIUS (1880- 1961)

Gesell, the leading authority on child development, was bom in Wisconsin and graduated from the State University. After receiving his Ph.D. degree from Clark...

GIFTED CHILDREN

The 1 per cent of children with IQs above 135 or 140. Children with IQs above 170 or 180 are usually termed extremely gifted....

GILLES DE LA TOURETTE SYNDROME

(Tic de Guinon, tic convulsive, multiple tics with coprolalia, im- bacco). A rare disorder of unknown etiology found in Asia and Africa; first described...

GLOBUS HYSTERICUS

The distressing feeling of a lump in the throat,sometimes accompanied by choking sensations. When medical examination reveals that there is nothing wrong with the...

GRANDIOSE DELUSIONS

Delusions of great power, wealth, or self-importance. The patient believes he has a private key to Fort Knox, owns fifty-seven Rolls-Royces, or was descended...

GRIESINGER, WILHELM (1817— 68)

A German by birth, Griesinger— the first systematic organicist in psychiatry—received his medical degree at Zurich. After studying for two years in a mental...

GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

An invitational organization with a membership of approximately 185 psychiatrists organized into working committees to study specific problems in psychiatry, mental health, and human...

GALEN (C. 130-C. 220)

Galen was not only the most eminent physicianof his time, but influenced the entire course of both physical and mental medicine through the Middle...

GALTON, FRANCIS (1822-1911)

Galton, the first to make a systematic study of individual differences, was a native of Birmingham, England. In view of his later investigations of...

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