Dictionary of mental handicap by Mary P. Lindsey

By Mary P. Lindsey

First released in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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1975) Aversion for the treatment of self-injurious behaviour. J. Ment. Defic. , 19:79–96. R. (1978) Reducing selfinjurious behaviors in three classrooms by facial screening. Am. J. Ment. , 82: 510–513. MARHOLIN, D. et al (1980) Responsecontingent taste-aversion in treating chronic ruminative vomiting of institutionalized retarded children. J. Ment. Defic. , 24:47–56. N. (1979) Aversive control of breath-holding. J. Behav. Ther. Exp. , 10:147. Axenfeld syndrome = Rieger’s syndrome. 27 B Babinski reflex An abnormal response seen when the outside edge of the sole of the foot is scraped.

Brain damage The brain may be damaged before, during or after birth from a multiplicity of causes. The effects of brain damage also vary from complete recovery to profound mental or physical handicap. Severe damage, especially if affecting both sides of the brain, will almost certainly have a long-term effect on intellectual development and may cause psychiatric disorder or behaviour problems. Damage to one side of the brain is less likely to cause intellectual impairment.

Soc. Med. Serv. R. (1983) Benzodiazepines in epilepsy. In: Benzodiazepines Divided. R. ). Chichester: Wiley. pp. 65–91. Benztropine This drug is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and also for the treatment of the similar side-effects (extra-pyramidal signs) of tranquillizers such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine and pericyazine. Benztropine also has side-effects which include dryness of the mouth, nausea, vomiting, blurring of vision and confusion. Berardinelli’s lipodystrophy See lipodystrophy.

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