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What is… amnesia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: amnesia Amnesia is a memory deficit that can go in two different directions.  Retrograde amnesia goes backward, affecting previously stored memories.  Anterograde amnesia goes forward, affecting the ability to move short-term memory information into new long-term stored memories. … Continue reading What is… amnesia

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What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: DARVO response to sexual assault allegations DARVO is an acronym to describe a pattern of responses that sexual offenders may display when they are faced with accountability for their actions.  Before getting into what DARVO stands for, I'll … Continue reading What is… a DARVO Response to Sexual Assault Allegations

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What is… paranoia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: paranoia Kind of like anxiety and depression, the word paranoia often gets tossed around fairly loosely in common parlance, but in a psychological/psychiatric sense it's far more significance. Google Dictionary defines paranoia as: "a mental condition characterized by delusions … Continue reading What is… paranoia

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