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- Asperger syndrome : Add brief definition or description
- Child sexual abuse : A subtype of child abuse that occurs when an adult or older child forces or coerces a child into sexual activity.
- Critical period hypothesis : Hypothesis which claims that there is an ideal 'window' of time to acquire language in a linguistically rich environment, after which this is no longer possible.
- Critical period : Limited time in which an event can occur, usually resulting in some kind of transformation.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : A compendium, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), that presents a categorization of mental disorders, as well as their associated diagnostic criteria.
- Dissociative identity disorder : The presence of two or more distinct personality states that alternate control over a person's behaviour.
- Emotional dysregulation : An emotional response that is poorly modulated, and does not fall within the conventionally accepted range of emotive response.
- Genie (linguistics) : Add brief definition or description
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act : The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), public law 104-191, is a statute enacted by the 104th U. S. Congress on August 21, 1996; it's primary impact is on protecting the confidentiality of health-case data.
- Infant colic : A medical term for persistent and inconsolable crying by healthy infants, who are usually between the ages of two and sixteen weeks.
- Moral panic : A condition, episode, person or group of persons emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests; its nature is presented in a stylized and stereotypical fashion by the mass media; the moral barricades are manned by editors, bishops, politicians and other right-thinking people; socially accredited experts pronounce their diagnosis and solutions; ways of coping are revolved or (more often) resorted to. Stanley Cohen
- Ritual abuse : Repeated physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual assaults, most often on children, combined with a systematic use of symbols, ceremonies, and machinations designed and orchestrated to attain malevolent effects
- Satanic ritual abuse : The infliction of nonconsensual rituals, based on Satanic symbols or belief
- Social Work : Helping persons, groups or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning by working with them directly or by creating social conditions favorable to that end.