A Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry by Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.),

By Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM (auth.), Denis Leigh MD BSc FRCP, C. M. B. Pare MD FRCP DPM, John Marks MA MD MRCP FRCPath (eds.)

Psychiatry is a self-discipline that crosses many frontiers, regarding a understand­ ledge of the anatomy, body structure and biochemistry of the anxious approach, of normal medication, of sociology, of psychology, of the legislation and of all these matters which contain the behavioural sciences. furthermore, within the box of psychiatry the explosion of information has resulted in a rise in certain­ ization in sub-disciplines. To all these attracted to psychiatry this variety explanations genuine difficulties. they could need to seek advice a large choice of assets ahead of discovering the reply to what should be actually a comparatively easy query. This encyclopaedia goals at delivering straight forward solutions to the various questions which may come up. The editors desire to pressure that this isn't meant to be a complicated treatise at the trivialities of the topic. there'll be entries with the contents of which a few specialists may perhaps disagree; others that may appear to err at the aspect of simplicity or of puppy­ matism. For no matter what imperfections there is, the editors take complete accountability. They wish that no significant issues were passed over and that the assurance is satisfactorily accomplished as to supply the reader, even if he be without delay desirous about psychiatry or now not, with an invaluable and sensible advisor to the subject.

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Musicogenic Analeptic drugs epilepsy is a rare type of epilepsy in which the attack is precipitated by a musical experience, sometimes of a very specific type. ). It is thus associated with the mediation of emotional responses. ). Amygdalectomy has been carried out in patients who suffer from aggressive outbursts, with encouraging results. Anaclitic This term defines relationships which are characterized by dependence on others. Initially the infant is in this position in relation to its mother or mother surrogate.

Anti-Parkinsonism agents have atropinic side effects, and central excitation in susceptible patients may precipitate a toxic psychosis. Oral and parenteral anti-Parkinson agents of value in drug induced cases. ) should be regarded as pathognomonic of a psychological illness, or as a syndrome in its own right (cf. arson and kleptomania). However, almost any type of mental disorder may result in symptomatic antisocial behaviour. In consequence a medical approach may be indicated at times. ), whilst the two commonest forms of criminal conviction are for motoring offences and for theft, which are rarely of medical significance.

Amygdalectomy has been carried out in patients who suffer from aggressive outbursts, with encouraging results. Anaclitic This term defines relationships which are characterized by dependence on others. Initially the infant is in this position in relation to its mother or mother surrogate. Some individuals continue to adopt this passive, dependent, immature posture throughout life. They depend on others for physical and emotional support. Anaclitic depression may be seen in infants following sudden separation from a mother figure.

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