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
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: flashbacks Flashbacks involve the intense, vivid re-experiencing of memories as though they're occurring in the present tense. This most often happens with trauma-related memories. The flashbacks are usually involuntary and intrusive, and don't result from a conscious attempt … Continue reading What is… a flashback?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: memory Memory is highly complex. There are multiple different types of memory, and multiple areas of the brain that are involved. Memories not only need to be encoded in the first place, but they also need to be … Continue reading What is… memory?
How being an organization nut has helped me to manage my depression
Ask anyone of a certain age what comes to mind first when they hear the term electroconvulsive therapy (aka ECT, aka electroshock therapy, aka shock therapy), and chances are they will mention the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson. The reality is very different.