KINESTHETIC SENSE (Movement Sense)

Kinesthesis, literally “feeling of movement,” is the sense that provides the brain with information concerning the contracting and stretching of our muscles. This information...

KINETIC DISTURBANCES

Used in this book to denote disturbances of movement found in either organic or functional disorders.Akinesia is a reduction of voluntary movement ranging from...

KIRKBRIDE, THOMAS (1809-83)

Kirkbride, a pioneer in American psychiatry, obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, then served as physician in several mental institutions for...

KLINEFELTER’S SYNDROME

A rare chromosomal anomaly among males, resulting in both mental and physical defects. These individuals have three sex chromosomes, generally two X and one...

KOFFKA, KURT (1886-1941)

Koffka, the major spokesman for Gestalt psychology, received his psychological training at the University of Berlin and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1908. Two...

KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME (Amne- sic-Confabulatory Syndrome)

An organic psychosis occurring primarily in chronic alcoholics and victims of severe blows on the head (head trauma) but also occasionally observed in patients...

KRAEPELIN, EMIL (1856-1926)

Rraepelin, the great classifier of mental illnesses, was bom in Neustrelitz, Germany and studied medicine at Wurzburg and Munich. He then went to Leipzig,...

KRAFFT-EBING, RICHARD VON(1840-1902)

Krafft-Ebing, chiefly noted for his study of sexual pathology, was born in Mannheim, Germany, and studied at Prague, Heidelberg, and Zurich. After serving as...

KANSAS V HENDRICKS

The court ruled that laws permitting confinement of sex offenders in mental hospitals after they serve their criminal sentences are not unconstitutional if the...

KERATITIS

Is caused by a bacterial or viral infection or by an allergic reaction. It is inflammation of the cornea.

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