SYMPATHISM

The defense mechanism of seeking emotional support through arousing sympathy. “Sympathy seeking” is more commonly used than sympathism.The individual dwells endlessly on his misfortunes...

SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms)

The standards by which behavior is judged in a given social group; the way the members of a group are expected to think, feel...

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (Senile Brain Disease, Senile Dementia)

A state of mental, emotional, and social deterioration resulting primarily from degeneration of the brain in old age; classified by the American Psychiatric Association...

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (DELIRIOUS AND CONFUSED TYPE)

This syndrome occurs in either acute or chronic form and comprises about 10 per cent of senile psychoses.The acute and usually transient form may...

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (DEPRESSED AND AGITATED TYPES)

In these cases, which represent less than 10 per cent of senile psychotic reactions, the patient becomes not only intellectually impoverished, but is subject...

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (PARANOID TYPE)

This is the most clearly defined type of senile psychosis, characterized by the gradual appearance of delusions with hallucinations, but not accompanied by impairment...

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (PRESBYOPHRENIC TYPE)

A senile reaction occurring primarily in women, and characterized by memory impairment, a jovial mood, and confabulation.Presbyophrenic patients are active, talkative, and appear alert....

SENILE PSYCHOSIS (SIMPLE DETERIORATION TYPE)

This is the most common form of senile psychosis, comprising about 50 per cent of the entire group. The symptoms are for the most...

SENSITIVITY DISTURBANCES

A term used in this book to designate various conditions of reduced, exaggerated, or distorted sensitivity, either organic or functional in origin.Anesthesia is a...

SCHIZOID PERSONALITY (Schizo- thymic Personality)

A personality pattern disturbance characterized by shyness, introversion, and a tendency to avoid social contact and close relationships.The schizoid individual usually appears aloof, detached,...

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