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What Is… an Addictive Personality

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is addictive personality. The concept of an addictive personality, although often referred to in pop psychology, is actually less of a thing than you might think. For there to be an addictive personality, that would suggest that there… Continue reading What Is… an Addictive Personality

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What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is oppositional defiant disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder in the DSM-5 Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is typically diagnosed by the early elementary school years.  In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), diagnosis requires at least six… Continue reading What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

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What Is… Antisocial vs. Asocial

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms are antisocial and asocial. For some reason, I have a very clear memory of a moment shortly after my nursing career began.  I was at work and was saying something about being antisocial.  One of the psychiatrists looked… Continue reading What Is… Antisocial vs. Asocial

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What Is… Psychopathy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is psychopathy. We've all heard the term psychopath, but in popular culture, it's not always used accurately.  So what does it actually mean?  Psychopathy isn't actually a diagnosis in the DSM-5.  The diagnosis that comes closest is antisocial… Continue reading What Is… Psychopathy