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...

MAKE - A - PICTURE - STORY TEST (MAPS)

A projective test in which the subject tells stories about cardboard figures which he selects and places against a background.The MAPS Test, which was...

MANGANESE POISONING

A toxic disorder produced by inhalation of volatile manganese; classified by the American Psychiatric Association (1952) under brain syndromes resulting from drug or poison...

MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (CIRCULAR AND MIXED TYPES)

Manic-depressive psychosis was long known as a cyclic or circular illness, but actually only 15 to 25 per cent of patients have been found...

METABOLIC EQUIVALENT

a unit of measurement of energy, or heat, generated by the body. 1 MET = 50 kcal/h/nr bodily exterior. MET units are utilized to...

MACH BANDS

is an visual phenomena during which there is a visible contrast produced by two or more adjacent rectangular grey images which differ in lightness.

MACROCEPHALY

a hereditary defect which results in the abnormal growth of tissues supporting the brain and hydrocephalus which leads to an enlarged head.

MAD HATTER'S SYNDROME, MADNESS

an historic name for insanity or mental illness which is no longer used.

MAGNOCELLULAR SYSTEM

Allows a rapid perception of movement, form and can change the brightness perceived. It is part of a human overall visual system originating from...

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