psychasthenia


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psychasthenia

(sī′kəs-thē′nē-ə)
n.
A group of psychiatric symptoms, including phobias, obsessions, and compulsions, that were formerly thought to constitute a distinct disorder but are currently attributed to other disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.

psy′chas·then′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj.
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Relevant literature suggests that MMPI-2 content scales Depression (DEP) and Anxiety (ANX) (Chisholm, Crowther, & Ben-Porath, 1997), clinical scales Depression (D), Psychopathic Deviate (Pd), and Psychasthenia (Pt) (Shepherd, 1997), and validity scale Infrequency (F) (Shepherd, 1997) to have some relation to treatment outcome.
A sufferer of a mild form of scrupulosity himself, Janet interpreted scrupulosity as one manifestation of psychasthenia.
The clinical scales are as follows: (a) the Hs or Hypochondriasis scale, (b) the D or Depression scale, (c) the Hy or Hysteria scale, (d) the Pd or Psychopathic Deviate scale, (e) the Mf or Masculinity-Femininity scale, (f) the Pa or Paranoia scale, (g) the Pt or Psychasthenia scale, (h) the Sc or Schizophrenia scale, (i) the Ma or Mania scale, and (j) the Si or Introversion-Extroversion scale.
Thus begins Roger Caillois's "Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia," an essay published in 1935 in Minotaure magazine that interweaves issues of personality, biological camouflage, and spatial assimilation.
Those included measures for psychasthenia and social introversion, as well scores from the Wiggins phobia scale and the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale.
Those included measures for psychasthenia and social introversion, as well as scores from the Wiggins phobia scale and the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale.
1992) are as follows: Hypochondriasis (Hs), Depression (D), Hysteria (Hy), Psychopathic Deviate (Pd), Masculinity-Femininity (Mf), Paranoia (P), Psychasthenia (Pt), Hypomania (Ma), and Social Introversion (Si).
Only one clinical scale in the HTAG, Scale 7, Psychasthenia (Pt), was above the clinical level considered significantly high (t-score of 65); this was true for both males and females.
Psychasthenia (c) 10 series 2, by the same artist, places the viewer within a dark circular curtain in front of a series of projected images of urban tower blocks at night.
Zoophil-psychosis belonged to the category of psychasthenia or obsessive insanities.
The Neurotic Triad of MMPI was selected as the sample consisted of normal population and were assumed to be free of major psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, psychasthenia.