SOMATIC THERAPY

Treating mental disorders with organic therapies such as psychotropic drugs, electroconvulsive therapy or megavitamin therapy. It is a specific type of therapy that was...

FALSE ALARM

is one of the signal detection tasks, where an incorrect observation by a participant in an experiment may be present in a noise trial...

BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT

n. a document which describes in detail the rewards and consequences of agreeing to a new behavior and replacing a former one. In psychotherapy,...

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

a field of psychological theory and research which centers upon the psychological states, personal characteristics and strengths, and cultural institutions which make living most...

CONTROLLED OBSERVATION

an inspection made within the confines of standard and systematic circumstances instead of casual or incidental circumstances.

SENSITIVITY

1. The capacity to detect and discriminate. 2. The probability that a test gives a positive diagnosis given that a person actually has a...

SELF-MONITORING

1. Used in behavioural management where a person will keep a record of behaviour patterns. 2. A personality trait for the ability to change...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP

The relationship between the drug and its efficacy to target the organ or symptom.

AUTONOMIC REACTIVITY

1. the extent or level to which an organism responds physiologically to a stimulus, such as a stressor in the environment. 2. a pattern...

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