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Psychostimulants refer to medicines that help people with ADHD to focus their thoughts and ignore distractions.

Psychosurgery refers to surgical procedures performed on brain tissue to alleviate psychological disorders.

Psychotherapeutic Techniques refer to set of tools and modes of implementing actions in order to reach the objectives of a given psychotherapy foreseen in the theoretical field.

Psychotherapeutic Theories refer to personality theories or general statements on the psychological development of human being upon which are based the psychotherapies.

Psychotherapeutic Theory and Technique refers to a set of plausible, organized or scientifically acceptable principles to explain the psychotherapeutic processs, and a set of tools and modes of implementing actions in order to reach the objectives of the theory. Many psychotherapies are only a set of tools without a set of a complete theory.

Psychotherapist refers to a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or counselor who practices psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy refers to the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems and through talking with a therapist, with the goal being personality growth and behavior modification.

psychotic behavior refers to severe psychological disorder category characterized by hallucinations and loss of contact with reality.

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