From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Biology : The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future.
- Psychology : The study of systemic properties of the brain and their relation to behaviour.
- American Psychiatric Association : A professional society for physicians who specialize in the treatment of mental disorders.
- Amphetamine : A synthetic central nervous system stimulant which is used, today, to treat limited medical disorders.
- Amplification (psychology) : Tendency physical symptoms for reflect psychological factors like anxiety and depression.
- Asperger's syndrome : A pervasive developmental condition related to autism.
- Communication : The set of interactive processes that create shared meaning.
- Depersonalization disorder : A dissociative disorder characterized by a persistent or recurring experience of unreality, where individuals report an experience akin to living in a movie or dream, feeling detached from their body and emotions, and not being in control of their life.
- Depression : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Depression (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Emotion : A psychophysiological process underlying the interpretation of situations or objects by an animal.
- Fear : Add brief definition or description
- Frustration : The experience of nonfulfillment of some wish or need.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Metoclopramide : A drug used to prevent the nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, diabetic neuropathy, gastroesophageal reflux, and similar conditions.
- Oxytocin : A mammalian hormone that is secreted into the bloodstream from the posterior pituitary gland, and which is also released into the brain where it has effects on social behaviors.
- Paranoid personality disorder : a Behavioral disorder characterized by an exaggerated sensitivity to rejection, resentfulness, distrust, and an inclination to distort experiences and events
- Phytotherapy : The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy.
- Psychotherapy : An intervention or insight technique that relies on communication between a therapist and a client(s) to address specific forms of diagnosable mental illness, or everyday problems
- Second-generation antidepressant : Antidepressants characterized primarily by the era of their introduction, rather than by their chemical structure or by their pharmacological effect.
- Traumatic stress : An acute emotional condition associated with reactive anxiety, depression, and disturbance of conduct.
- Unpopularity : The quality of lacking acceptance or approval by one's peers.
- Valerian : A plant used in phytotherapy for anxiety and insomnia, for which randomized controlled trials have variously shown efficacy or inconclusive results; not used in conventional medicine in the U.S.
- Vitalism : The doctrine that the functioning of a living organism does not result from physical and chemical forces alone.
- Vitamin C : Required by a few mammalian species, including humans and higher primates. It is water-soluble and is usually obtained by eating fruits and vegetables; associated with scurvy (hence its chemical name, ascorbic acid).