SZONDI TEST

A projective test in which the subject examines a set of photographs of people with different types of mental disorder and chooses those he...

SYNESTHESIA (literally, “feeling to- gether”)

An experience in which two senses respond when only one is stimulated; also called crossed perception.About 5 to 10 per cent of the general...

SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

A broad area of psychiatric investigation and practice covering the relation between mental health and the social environment.The social viewpoint in psychiatry has only...

SOCIOPATHIC PERSONALITY DISTURBANCE

A group of personality or character disorders marked primarily by failure to adapt to prevailing ethical and social standards and by lack of social...

SOMATOPSYCHIC DISORDERS

A term applied by some psychiatrists to psychological disturbances resulting from bodily disorders.An example is the post-encephalitic syndrome, in which a reaction pattern consisting...

SOMNAMBULISM

A dissociative reaction in which repressed impulses, anxieties or conflicts are acted out during sleep.Somnambulism is more than merely walking in one’s sleep, since...

SPECIFIC ENERGIES

The view that the various kinds of sensory experience, such as touch, taste, and sight, are dependent on the specific nature of the nerve...

SPEECH DISORDERS

Marked deviations in the manner or content of speech. These deviations include speech that is not readily intelligible or audible; definitely unpleasant because of...

SPINAL NERVES

The thirty-one pairs of nerves of the somatic nervous system, which enter and leave the spinal cord between the spinal vertebrae. They are classified...

STARTLE REACTION (Startle Pattern)

An extremely rapid response to a sudden, unexpected stimulus, such as a pistol shot or a face looming up in the darkness.Analysis of the...

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