OVERCONTROLLED

designating behavior which is hindered and frequently motivated by shyness or anxiety and worry of being rejected. The word is generally utilized to depict...

ORGANIC SENSES

Sensitivity to changes occurring inside the body through receptors located in the internal organs.A great deal of activity is constantly taking place in the...

OBJECT RELATIONSHIP

A treatment procedure carried out in writing in order to reduce the subjectivity involved in a personal relationship between patient and therapist. The technique...

ORGANICISM (Organic Viewpoint)

The theory that all disorders, both physical and mental, have an organic basis.Those who adhere to this point of view in psychiatry hold that...

ORAL SADISM

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the primitive impulse to utilize the mouth, lips, and teeth as tools of violence, mastery, or sadistic carnal satisfaction....

OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION

A psychoneurotic reaction characterized by a persistent impulse to think certain thoughts (obsessions) or carry out certain actions (compulsions). Obsessions and compulsions are usually...

ORGANISMIC THEORY

A holistic theory of personality developed primarily by Kurt Goldstein (1879-1965).Organismic theory views the individual as a totality and emphasizes the integration of personality....

OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHIATRY (Industrial Psychiatry)

The practice of psychiatry in a work setting, on either a full-time or consultative basis.This growing field represents “a promising meeting-ground between preventive psychiatry...

ORGAN NEUROSIS

The psychoanalytic term for a neurosis in which bodily disturbances are prominent symptoms.The term recognizes the fact that unconscious mental processes can produce such...

OPIOID ANTAGONIST

an agent which acts as an antagonist at opioid receptors. Typically, opioid antagonists are synthetic sub=products of morphine which, as an outcome of structural...

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