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...

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...

MACHIAN POSITIVISM

first proposed by Czech-born Austria physicist Ernst Mach, who implied that our experiences define our understanding and knowledge but that sensations do not always...

MACROMASTIA

abnormally large breasts in a female.

MAGAZINE TRAINING

is the training required for the animal in an experiment to become familiar with the mechanism which delivers the reinforcer in operant conditioning.

MAINLINING

is typically classed as slang for the injection of illegal drugs intravenously.

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