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...

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII)

In response to increased public awareness of the need for more research, training, and services in the mental health field, Congress passed the epoch-making...

NECROMANIA (literally, mania for the dead)

Pathological preoccupation with dead bodies.The interest in corpses is usually of a sexual character and may in some cases take the form of necrophilia,...

NECROPHILIA (literally, love of corpses)

A sexual deviation consisting of a morbid sexual interest in dead bodies.This perversion seems to be confined to men. The necrophile achieves sexual arousal...

NERVE CONDUCTION

The process by which impulses are carried by nerve cells.Our knowledge of nerve conduction has gone through a number of stages. Early thinkers, such...

NEURASTHENIA (literally, nerve weakness)

An obsolescent term for a neurotic condition marked by severe fatigue, bodily weakness, poor concentration, feelings of inadequacy, and mental and physical listlessness. Other...

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS (Von Recklinghausen’s Disease)

A disorder transmitted by a dominant gene, causing mild or moderate mental defect in about one third of the cases. The clinical symptoms are...

NORMOSPLANCHNIC TYPE

a constitutional bodily form which correlates roughly to the athletic form in kret-schmer typology.

NOT ME

with regard to the individual-system theory of U.S. psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949), the portion of the personified individual which is based upon interpersonal...

NUCLEAR SCHIZOPHRENIA

postulated by Norwegian psychiatrist Gabriel Langfeldt, a form of schizophrenia whose characterizing aspects, that consist of cultural inadequacy and withdrawal, blunted affect, and emotions...

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