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...

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,...

SENTENCE COMPLETION METHOD

A projective technique in which the subject completes a fragmentary sentence.The Sentence Completion Method is a further development of the Word Association Test, in...

SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES)

Many cases of schizophrenia cannot be classified into the four primary types (simple, paranoid, catatonic, hebephrenic) because the symptom picture is so mixed. Also,...

SEPTAL AREA (Septal Region, Septum)

A region of the brain lying beneath the forward end of the corpus callosum, the connection between the two hemispheres. It is part of...

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