MUSIC AND WORK

Work has been done to the accompaniment of music ever since the first work songs were created, but psychological research on industrial music dates...

MUSIC TESTS

A number of standardized tests have been developed for measuring musical aptitude and for predicting success or failure in musical study. All five of...

MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (ETIOLOGY)

contributory role in manic-depressive reactions. They do not, however, agree on the relative weight to be assigned to heredity, constitution, and organic pathology. Statistical...

MERCURY POISONING

A toxic disorder produced by inhalation of mercury; classified by the American Psychiatric Association under brain syndromes resulting from drug or poison intoxication.Workers in...

MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (GENERAL)

A group of affective psychotic reactions characterized by a predominant mood of elation or depression, accompanied by related disturbances of thought and activity. The...

MESMER, FRANZ ANTON (1734- 1815)

Mesmer, the controversial precursor of hypnotherapy, was born in Austria, studied philosophy at a Jesuit university in Bavaria, and medicine and theology at the...

MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (THERAPY AND PROGNOSIS)

Thefirst aim in the treatment of manic reactions is to control hyperactivity, and this can often be accomplished through theuse of tranquilizing drugs, particularly...

METABOLIC DISORDERS

Many psychiatric conditions result from disturbances in the chemical processes of the body—that is, disturbances of metabolism. Disorders of this kind frequently produce changes...

MANIPULATIVE DRIVE

A general drive to handle and examine objects, not clearly distinguishable from the curiosity or exploratory drive.Early in this century many psychologists subscribed to...

MAPLE SUGAR URINE DISEASE

A rare disorder affecting amino acid metabolism shortly after birth, and leading to mental retardation. It is believed to be due to a single...

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