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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Originating in the mind (having a psychological rather than a physiological cause).
From Greek psycho- (mind) + -genic (producing). Earliest documented use: 1897.
“‘Turns out I don’t really have amnesia, I’m just hysterical.’ His gaze whipped to hers, fierce, indignant. ‘Psychogenic amnesia is no less real than organic. It’s a self-preservation mechanism.’”
Catherine Mann & Olivia Gates; Escaping with the Billionaire; Harlequin; 2015.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded. -Margaret Mead, anthropologist (16 Dec 1901-1978)