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...

HYDROTHERAPY

The use of water in the treatment of diseaseHydrotherapy of one kind or another is as old as the history of medicine, dating back...

HYPERMNESIA

Extreme retentiveness of memory, excessive memory activity, or unusual clarity of memory images.Hypermnesia occasionally occurs in normal individuals who are undergoing great stress pr...

HYPERVENTILATION SYNDROME

A psychophysiologic (psychosomatic) disorder of the respiratory system characterized by repeated anxiety attacks accompanied by “overbreathing”—that is, the patient breathes rapidly and deeply even...

HYPNAGOGIC STATE

The drowsy, trancelike state between sleeping and waking.During the hypnagogic period some people experience transient, dreamlike fantasies which have been termed hypnagogic hallucinations. Suggestibility...

HOARDING

The drive to save appears to be a dominating characteristic in certain individuals. Such people derive basic satisfaction simply from accumulating money or objects...

HYPOCALCEMIA

An endocrine disorder most commonly caused by removal or damage to the parathyroid glands during thyroidectomy. Damage to these glands may also result from...

HOLISM

A general approach to human behavior based on the view that man is a unified organism in whom biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects are...

HYPOCHONDRIASIS

Persistent, excessive concern with one’s state of healthaccompanied by various bodily complaints even though no organic pathology can be found.The reaction may be focused...

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