ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY

any number of additional interventions utilized at the same time as a main intervention to supercharge treatment efficacy. For instance, drugs might be utilized...

Can my primary care physician prescribe me antidepressants?

Treating depression is tricky. It is estimated that some 350 million people are suffering from depression worldwide. There are multiple causes and the path...

GENDER ASSIGNMENT

the term used for the classification of an infant at birth as either male or female. Children born with ambiguous genitalia are usually assigned...

BARANY TEST

n. a test used for detecting diseases related to the function of the semi-circular canals in the inner ear. Devised by Austrian physician Robert...

Can my primary care physician refer me to a good psychologist?

Many patients often wonder if their primarycare doctors are capable of rendering the different types of care and treatment that they need. The answer...

REFERRAL

Sending a subject to another physician or organization to allow for management of specific problems. Also refers to the subject being referred.

BRIQUET'S SYNDROME

n. a personality disorder characterized by frequent, multiple complaints and treatment-seeking behavior despite the lack of physical symptoms to support them. These complaints often...

BALINT'S SYNDROME

is the name for a disorder, resulting from lesions in the parieto-occipital portion of the brain, which causes optic ataxia, visual attention disorders, and...

PATIENT

noun. 1. a recipient of healthcare from a licensed healthcare professional. 2. with regard to language, the being which is impacted by or experienced...

AFFECTIVITY

the level of someone's reaction or vulnerability to sentimental stimulants. Assessment is a highly imperative part of psychological evaluation- the counselor or physician might...

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