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, concerning a comprehend ledge of the anatomy, body structure and biochemistry of the apprehensive method, of common medication, of sociology, of psychology, of the legislations and of all these topics which include the behavioural sciences. additionally, within the box of psychiatry the explosion of data has ended in a rise in unique ization in sub-disciplines. To all these drawn to psychiatry this range motives actual difficulties. they could need to seek advice a wide selection of resources sooner than discovering the reply to what could be in reality a comparatively basic query. This encyclopaedia goals at supplying undemanding solutions to the various questions which may come up. The editors desire to tension 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 might disagree; others that could appear to err at the facet of simplicity or of puppy matism. For no matter what imperfections there's, the editors take complete accountability. They desire that no significant themes were passed over and that the insurance is satisfactorily entire as to supply the reader, even if he be without delay curious about psychiatry or no longer, with an invaluable and sensible consultant to the subject.
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Anima A Jungian archetype, and, as such, part of the collective unconscious; the anima is the feminine side of the man's nature and is derived from man's historical experiences with women. SEE ALSO Animus. Animus A Jungian archetype, the masculine component of the female mind, derived from racial, historical experience throughout the centuries. SEE ALSO Anima. Ano-genital pruritus Pruritus ani is a condition of anal irritation which leads to scratching and so to further itching. It is often seen in individuals with anxiety-prone, tense, rigid, obsessional personalities.
In hysterical amnesia, where the loss is most often global for the patient's whole life and even his name, by the psychological mechanism of repression, the process of recall is effected commonly in a situation of acute stress - financial or legal. Suggestion, possibly hypnotic or chemically induced, may result in the recovery of experience often with great emotion. Amnesic syndrome Korsakoff syndrome SEE Amok SEE Culture bound syndromes. 26 Amphetamines CHa ~)-cH2-~H-NH2 Amphetamines Amphetamine is a phenylethylamine derivative related to adrenaline; it is the prototype of a series of compounds of which methamphetamine is the more important central nervous system active congener.
Diazepam, clonazepam). mazepine Sulthiame Myoclonic epilepsy Sodium valproate Clonazepam StAtus epilepticus Intravenous diazepam Anti-depressants Other compounds include acetazolamide, sulthiame, carbamazepine and phenylacetylarea derivatives, sodium valproate. Anti-convulsant barbiturates comprise phenobarbitone and its immediate congeneric compounds methylphenobarbitone and metharbitone. Other barbiturates commonly used as hypnotics do not possess clinically useful anti-convulsant activity. Primidone is a barbiturate derivative used solely as an anti-convulsant, and it is thought to be converted in the body to phenobarbitone.
A Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry 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.)