NOREPINEPHRINE (Noradrenalin)

A substance secreted by the medulla of the adrenal gland.Since it has important effects on the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, noradrenalin is...

NOSOLOGY (literally, “study of disease”)

The classification of diseases, or the branch of medicine that deals with naming and classifying diseases.Nosology has an extremely important place in psychiatry, as...

NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Many studies have been made of the effect of nursery school on the intellectual, social, and emotional development of the child. The experience appears...

NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania)

A sexual deviation in females consisting of an excessive or insatiable desire for gratification.In nymphomaniacs, the desire for sexual stimulation and gratification is so...

NEUROTIC DEPRESSIVE REACTION (Reactive Depression)

An acute depression precipitated by an intensely distressing situation such as loss of a job, death of a loved person, or financial setback. The...

NEUROTIC PERSONALITY

A pattern of personality traits which renders the individual susceptible to an actual or “symptom” neurosis.The neurotic personality does not exhibit a specific pattern...

NEWBORN INFANT (Neonate)

Anyone who looks through the window of a hospital nursery is bound to be impressed by the fact that individuality begins at birth, or...

NIGHT HOSPITAL (Night Care Program)

A psychiatric unit offering treatment and residential care to patients after working hours. In most cases the patients reside at the hospital, but they...

NIHILISM (Nihilistic Delusion)

In psychiatry, the delusion of nonexistence. The patient believes he no longer exists, that his mind or a part of his body is missing,...

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

The national voluntary citizens’ organization working to combat mental illness and advance mental health.The Association was formed in 1950 by a merger of three...

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