ABUSE POTENTIAL

the ability a drug retains to keep someone dependent on it. Such ability is often directly correlated with how the drug is given and...

BIOCHEMICAL DEFECT

n. a metabolic defect which contibutes to the onset of a neurological or psychiatric condition. This defect may either be inherited or congenital. In...

STRESS

Is the state which is seen in response to internal or external stressors. Every system of the body responds to stress in varying ways....

PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH

The emphasis on social and cultural influences in psychological theory, research and practices.

TRIANGULATION

noun. 1. the procedure involved in confirming a hypothesis by gathering proofs from many sources or experiments or utilizing many processes. The information from...

AMBULATORY SERVICES

cognitive wellness, guidance, or healthcare services offered on an outpatient basis, thus, not requiring the patient to be admitted to the hospital or healthcare...

NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT

is the removal, prevention or negative reinforcement of a stimulus of a response which will increase the likelihood of that response repeating.

EVALUATION APPREHENSION

The uneasiness about being judges by others especially being judged by the experimenter.

PRIMARY EMPATHY

A strategy in therapies that are client-centered in which the therapist makes a conscious effort to experience a situation in the same manner as...

SHORT PORTABLE MENTAL STATUS QUESTIONNAIRE (SPMSQ)

Short portable mental status questionnaire is a short questionnaire that is used to screen older adults for dementia signs and other neurologically based deficits...

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