METRAZOL THERAPY

A form of shock therapy introduced by the Hungarian psychiatrist, Ladislaus von Me- duna, in 1935. He had observed that in schizophrenic patients who...

MEYER, ADOLF (1866-1950)

Meyer, the founder of the holistic approach in psychiatry, was bom in Switzerland and received his medical degree at the University of Ziirich. While...

MARIJUANA

A drug, medically termed cannabis indica, derived from the hemp plant and taken primarily in cigarette form to obtain pleasurable effects.In Eastern countries preparations...

MARRIAGE THERAPY

Psychotherapy directed to improving the marital relationship, and “centered on the effortthe psychodynamics and behavior of two persons who are married.” (Sager, 1966)The possibilities...

MASCULINE PROTEST

A term applied by Alfred Adler to an urge to escape from the feminine role in life.The masculine protest occurs primarily in women but...

MASCULINITY-FEMININITY TESTS

A number of tests have been designed to measure the degree of masculinity and femininity. The first to be developed, and the most comprehensive,...

MASS HYSTERIA

These terms are applied primarilyto the “psychic epidemics” which have at times swept through an entire population. The most vivid examples are the dancing...

MELANCHOLIC PERSONALITY

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by a constant mild depression and an inability to enjoy life.Melancholic individuals are subdued and morose, but generally kind,...

MENINGOVASCULAR SYPHILIS

Aform of cerebral syphilis in which the blood vessels and brain coverings (meninges) are attacked by the spirochete germ. The damage is usually diffuse...

MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL

A recent and promising development in the mental health field is the long-overdue recognition that patients on different socioeconomic levels require different therapeutic approaches....

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