WANDERING BEHAVIOR

a disruption of motor activity which consists of directionless, disoriented motion. These actions commonly take place in people with dementia, extreme distress, neurological...

WATERSHED INFARCTION

necrosis of neurons because of disturbance of regular blood flow to a region residing at the periphery of a vascular bed within a watershed...

WEBER-FECHNER LAW

the law postulating that to escalate the severity of a sensation within arithmetical progression, the severity of the stimulant must be increased in geometric...

WEIGHT WATCHERS

a largely accessible weight loss and management program which is inclusive of practices of both support and self-help groups.

WERNICKE-KORSAKOFF SYNDROME

a syndrome stemming from persistent alcoholism or nutritional deficiencies, correlated to deficiency of vitamin B. The syndrome is marked by a minor ataxia, confusional...

WHIPPING

hitting an individual with a rod, lash, or like tool.

WHOLE REPORT

a technique utilized within analyses of iconic memory wherein the involved party tries to remember all of the displayed data.

WILL THERAPY

a type of psychotherapy based upon the theory that neuroses can be veered away from or overcome by asserting one's will and by attaining...

WITHDRAWAL DYSKINESIA

distortion or skewing of deliberate motions correlated to withdrawal from drugs or other agents.

WOMB FANTASY

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the fallacy of going back into the womb or living within the womb, generally shown in symbolic style, like...

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