HYPOMANIC PERSONALITY

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by a mild degree of exhilaration and overactivity Hypomanics are enthusiastic, gregarious, lively individuals constantly overflowing with ideas, emotions,...

HYSTERICAL PERSONALITY

A personality trait disturbance characterized by immature, self-centered behavior with frequent emotional outbursts and histrionic display.Most hysterical personalities are women. Studies indicate that they...

HOMOSEXUALITY (Female)

Homosexuality is considerably less prevalent among women than among men. In the Kinsey studies (1948, 1953), 28 per cent of women, as contrasted with...

HOMOSEXUALITY (Male)

Male homosexuality, like female homosexuality, takes a number of forms: the latent type, in which there is an attraction to men but no overt...

HORNEY, KAREN (1885-1952)

as a Freudian analyst. She came to this country in the early 1930s, and soon after founded an association and training institute which she...

HOSTILITY

Persistent anger accompanied by an intense urge to retaliate.Hostility is a common feature of normal behavior but may also be a major factor in...

HUMORAL THEORY

The theory that ascribes personality characteristics to the effects of bodily fluids, or “humors.”The humoral theory is the oldest known typology, or descriptive system,...

HUNGER DRIVE

Hunger has been studied more intensively than any otherdrive, yet its exact mechanism is still in doubt. Newer investigations, however, have added to our...

HUNTINGTON’S CHOREA

A rare degenerative disease of the central nervous system, characterized by choreiform movements and mental deterioration.Huntington’s chorea was named after the American neurologist, George...

HYDROCEPHALY

An enlargement of the head resultingfrom excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles (open spaces) of the brain (internal hydrocephaly) or, less often,...

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