Mental Health @ Home Insights into psychology: amnesia

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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Mental Health @ Home Insights into psychology: flashbacks

What is… a flashback?

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?

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