Clinical Psychology

Welcome to the Online blogs of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Counselling.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The term neurosis, also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, is a general term that refers to any mental imbalance that causes distress, but does not interfere with rational thought or an individual's ability to function in daily life. Psychoneurosis is often a milder disturbance of the cognitive, emotional and motor process, caused by emotional stresses, conflicts and frustrations which partially incapable the individual to meet the situations and demands of life effectively.
Psychoneurosis and psychosis have little in common and should be distinguished as different entities with different origin and outcome. Psychoneurotic is often indistinguishable from normal individuals. A psychoneurotic is in touch with the reality and environment. There is no decline in intellect, personality, social habits, and no significant organic pathology. Speech and thought process are logical and rational. Although the incapacitating symptoms of the psychoneurotic may decrease work efficiency, limit social contacts, and create personal distress, they do not interfere with the general welfare of others or make his presence in society intolerable.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Psychoses are severe mental disorders that tend to wreck the integration of the personality and disrupt the individual’s social relationships. Different form s of popular insanity falls under the category of psychoses. To a normal person, the behaviour of the psychotic is strange, irrational, and inappropriate. The major symptoms of a psychotic involve acute personality disorganization and loss of contact with reality. The psychotic is specially marked by the failure to adjust with reality and the social world. He withdraws from reality to his private world. His behaviour and thoughts are unaffected by rules of logic or reason. A psychotic experiences hallucination of different types such as taste, smell, sound, and/or touch.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

I made some changes in Psychology blogs. Most of the offender related blogs are transfered to and some shifted to criminologyonline. Well, from this month the psychology blogs features only psychological issues and will be less criminological. So, make sure you check the criminology page too.

Here we are, starting the Clinical Psychology Blogs once again!