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Dramatic-emotional personality disorders refer to disorders which include Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic, and Histrionic personality disorders which are characterized by dramatic and impulsive behaviors that are maladaptive and dangerous

Drapetomania refers to a fictitious mental illness believed to cause slaves to run away from their masters and obsessively seek freedom.

Dream analysis refers to a major technique in Jungian therapy where interpretations reveal the client's Unconscious dilemmas, archetypal enactments, and solutions to current issues. The pro

Dream processes refer to mental filters that hide the true meanings of dreams.

Dream symbols refer to images in dreams that serve as visible signs of hidden ideas, desires, impulses, emotions, relationships, a

Dream work refers to the mechanism that distorts the meaning of a dream, thereby making it more tolerable to the dreamer. (See also Condensation and Displacement.)

Dreaming is defined by the following philosophers as: (1) For Plato, the manifestation of numerous irrational impulses that, while awake, would be under rational control. (2) For Aristotle,

Drift refers to the tendency for observers in behavioral studies to stray from the definitions they learned during training and to develop their own idiosyncratic definitions of behaviors.