MENTAL PATIENT ORGANIZATIONS

Social clubs or other organizations formed to help former mental patients readjust to community life.These organizations are based on the fact that it often...

MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES)

Mental retardation is not a single disorder, syndrome, or clinical entity. Rather, it is a symptom associated with a large number of conditions that...

MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (DEPRESSIVE PHASE)

Depressive reactions frequently occur in persons who have a history of manic episodes, butare even more often the sole expression of manic-depressive psychosis. There...

MENTAL RETARDATION (PREVENTION, CARE, AND TREATMENT)

Considerable progress has been made in the care and treatment of the mentally retarded in recent years. In the past the major emphasis was...

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...

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