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What is... psychology series

What is… Cognitive Remediation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is cognitive remediation. Cognitive remediation (CR) aims to improve psychosocial functioning by addressing several areas of neurocognitive functioning, such as attention, working memory, and executive functioning. CR is used mostly in schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury.  It's also… Continue reading What is… Cognitive Remediation

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Psychology

Are “Psycho Killers” Psychotic?

They may not be politically correct, but the terms psycho killers and psychotic killers get tossed around rather freely.  Sometimes people will assume that to do horrific things people must be psychotic.  But is that accurate? The notion that behaviours that make no sense must come from psychosis may originate from a few different mistaken… Continue reading Are “Psycho Killers” Psychotic?

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Mental health, What is... psychology series

What Is… Malingering

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is malingering. Many of us living with mental illness spend quite a bit of time trying to pass as not mentally ill.  However, sometimes when there's sufficient incentive people will fake mental illness for secondary gain, and this… Continue reading What Is… Malingering