BrainOn Wikipedia, here's a glossary of psychiatric terms, from abreaction to zoophilia. May come in handy. 

Abreaction, by the way, is--says Wikipedia--a process of vividly reliving repressed memories and emotions related to a past event. Sigmund Freud used hypnosis to rid his patients of pathological memories through abreaction.

Zoophilia (which you can figure out by breaking the word down) is what you'd think: One of the paraphilias, characterized by marked distress over, or acting on, urges to indulge in sexual activity that involves animals.

Don't go making flash cards for all of these terms. Very few are likely to show up on the ASWB exam. But maybe give the list a quick once-over. Can't hurt!

November 10, 2009
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