HABIT

A long-standing pattern oflearned behavior; often contrasted with a specific way. See SET. set, which is a temporary or recently Habit is one of...

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...

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...

HOMEOSTASIS

The process of maintaining constancy or equilibrium in the physiological activities of the organism. The normal functioning of all parts of the body is...

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...

HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY)

Erotic relationships between members of the same sex, ranging from sexual fantasies through kissing and mutual masturbation to oral or anal contact.Today it is...

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...

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...

HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS)

A permanent or relatively permanent impairment inHEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS)brain functions resulting from a severe blow to the head. Chronic, or “post- traumatic,”...

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...

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