C

Convulsive disorders

Include generalized seizures, such as grand mal and petit mal, and the focal seizures of…

C

Conversion disorder

One of the somatoform disorders (but in some classifications called a dissociative disorder), characterized by…

C

Conversion

A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, by which intrapsychic conflicts that would otherwise give rise to…

C

Conventional antipsychotics

A group of older antipsychotic drugs—also referred to as “traditional” or “first-generation” antipsychotics (FGAs) and…

C

Contract

Explicit commitment between patient and therapist to a well-defined course of action to achieve the…

C

Contingency reinforcement

In operant or instrumental conditioning, ensuring that desired behavior is followed by positive consequences and…

C

Consumer

Someone who uses the services provided or whom the clinician is treating.

C

Constructional apraxia

An acquired difficulty in drawing two dimensional objects or forms or in producing or copying…