By Steven Levenkron
The writer of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a sickness that has effects on as many as million Americans.Cutting takes the reader during the mental adventure of the person that seeks aid from psychological soreness and soreness in self-inflicted actual discomfort. Steven Levenkron lines the elements that predispose a character to changing into a self-mutilator: genetics, kinfolk event, early life trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, mom and dad, associates, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the illness manifests in self-harming behaviors and, so much of all, describes how the self-mutilator might be helped.
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ATN. An abbreviation for AUGMENTED TRANSffiON NETWORK. ataxia. g. by drugs, disease, or lesions. ataxic aphasia. A synonym for MOTOR APHASIA. ataxic speech. A synonym for CEREBELLAR atomism. The doctrine that perception and other aspects of consciousness are made up of separate mental elements joined together. atonia, atonicity, atony. Lack of normal muscle tone. ATP. An abbreviation for ADENOSINE SPEECH. TRIPHOSPHATE. ataxophemia. Psychiatrese for incoherence. atrophy. Wasting away of the body or part of atelesis.
Frequent cheating, lying, or stealing) that began before the age of 15, has continued with little break into adulthood, and is manifested in at least four areas of life. It is marked by a disregard of sanctions or punishment. Until recently it was called, more succinctly, PSYCHOPATHY or SOCIOPATHY. Anton's syndrome. A condition in which a person is blind, but denies that he cannot see: it can be caused by damage to the cortex. INcus. anxiety. A feeling of fear or dread; when severe it is accompanied by symptoms like sweating, shaking, and rapid heart-beat caused by arousal of the sympathetic system.
Angst. Used by the existentialists to mean an extreme terror about existence, which they mistakenly thought was felt by everyone. angstrom (A). Ten-thousandth-millionth (10- 10) of a metre. angular gyrus. Brodmann's area 39, which lies in the middle of the INFERIOR PARIETAL LOBULE. See Appendix 3. 26 anhedonia anhedonia. An inability to feel pleasure. anhypnia, anhypnosis. Insomnia. aniconia. Absence of mental imagery. anima. Jung's term, which has two meanings. 1. A person's inner or true self, which can communicate with the unconscious.