Treasure Island

Nyein Way

(19.1.1962 / Yangon)

Basic Psychological Terms for Contemporary Poets


1) biological-social-psychological
2) culture-bound syndromes
3) diathesis-stress-disorder
4) mood disorders
5) unipolar disorders
6) unipolar depression
7) bipolar disorder-major depression-mania
8) anxiety disorder
9) social phobias
10) obsessive-conpulsive disorder
11) childhood disorders
12) dementia
13) eating disorders
14) personality disorders
15) paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal
16) antisocial-narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline: disorders
17) psychopaths
18) vallians
19) paraphilias
20) impulsive-control disorders
21) antidepressants
22) mood stablizers
23) electroconvulsive therapy
24) lobotomies(no longer practised)


(From the book'The writer's guide to psychology' by Carolyn Kaufman, Psy.D.) (2010)

Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2012
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  • Leslie Philibert (8/18/2012 8:29:00 AM)

    Don`t understand this. I`m a social worker working with mentally ill young people, so I know all these expressions. It`s not a poem. (Report) Reply

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