LONG-TERM THERAPY

a therapy which lasts on a long period of time which typically consisting of multiple appointments over months instead of days.

MASKING

is the deliberate and purposeful hiding, muting, silencing or removal of a stimulus from the target so they may no longer hear, see or...

INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used...

ANTIPSYCHOTICS

n. pharmacological agents used in the treatment of schizophrenia, mania, delirium, and other forms of thought disorder and uncontrolled behavioral agitation. Formerly and historically...

BEHAVIORAL HOMEOSTASIS

The tendecy of an organism to maintain equilibrium by behavioural processes. See homeostasis.

SINGLE-CASE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

a repeated measures design where a single person, group or sampling unit is observed over time. Also called intrasubject replication design; single subject design....

POSITIVE FEEDBACK

1. an organization whereby some of the output of a system, whether biological or mechanical is fed back to escalate the impact of input...

MENTAL HYGIENE

is an approach to mental health which states that mental health issues can be avoided given the appropriate level of education and an stable...

PSYCHOPATH

Archaic term for someone with antisocial personality disorder.

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

Social, cultural and environmental influences that affect an individual's or group's mental health and behavior. These may include social situations, relationships, health care and...

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