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Drive

    Basic urge, instinct, motivation; a term used to avoid confusion with the more purely biological concept of instinct.

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Instinct
An inborn drive. The primary human instincts include self-preservation, sexuality, and according to some proponents the death instinct, of which aggression is one manifestation.

Confusion
A mental state characterized by bewilderment, emotional disturbance, lack of clear thinking, and perceptual disorientation.



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Drives
A state of internal activity of an organism that is a necessary condition before a given stimulus will elicit a class of responses; e.g., a certain level of hunger (drive) must be present before food will elicit an eating response.

Driving, Automobile
The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.

Drivings, Automobile
The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.



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Dysphoric mood
An unpleasant mood, such as sadness, anxiety, or irritability.

Displacement
A defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, in which emotions, ideas, or wishes are transferred from their original object to a more acceptable substitute; often used to allay anxiety.

Dissociation
disruption in the usually integrated functions of consciousness, memory, identity, or perception of the environment. The disturbance may be sudden or gradual, transient or chronic.

Distractibility
The inability to maintain attention, that is, the shifting from one area or topic to another with minimal provocation, or attention being drawn too frequently to unimportant or irrelevant external stimuli.

Double bind
Interaction in which one person demands a response to a message containing mutually contradictory signals, while the other person is unable either to comment on the incongruity or to escape from the situation.

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Dyad
A two-person relationship, such as the therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient in individual psychotherapy.

Dysarthria
Imperfect articulation of speech due to disturbances of muscular control or incoordination.

Dysgeusia
Perversion of the sense of taste.

Dyssomnia
Primary disorders of sleep or wakefulness characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia as the major presenting symptom. Dyssomnias are disorders of the amount, quality, or timing of sleep.

Dextrose
See Glucose.

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