Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

  Retrieved from: http://www.addictionsearch.com/treatment_articles/article/codependency-and-enabling-substance-abuse-behavior_40.html Factsheet: Co-dependency Retrieved from http://www.nmha.org/go/codependency Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. The disorder was first identified about ten years ago as the result of years…

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Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

Are You an Enabler? | Psych Central

    By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT ~ 4 min read Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater. Enablers, rather than addicts, suffer the effects of the addict’s behavior. Enabling is “removing the natural consequences to the addict of his or her behavior.” Professionals warn against enabling because evidence has shown that an addict experiencing the damaging consequences…

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The role of childhood traumatization in the development of borderline personality disorder in Hungary

The role of childhood traumatization in the development of borderline personality disorder in Hungary

    Katalin Merzaa; Gábor Pappb and Ildikó Kuritárné Szabó, PhDa a University of Debrecen, School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral, Sciences, Debrecen, Hungary b University of Debrecen, Institute of Psychology, Debrecen, Hungary This research was realized in the frames of TÁMOP 4.2.4. A/1-11-1-2012-0001 “National Excellence Program – Elaborating and operating an inland student and researcher personal support system” The project was subsidized by the European Union and co-financed by the European Social Fund. Correspondence     ABSTRACT Background…

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Dissonance-based program offers hope to women struggling with eating disorders

Dissonance-based program offers hope to women struggling with eating disorders

  For women struggling with eating disorders, researchers at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, have found that completing a 4-week dissonance-based eating disorder program may reduce eating disorder symptoms as well as lower the cardiac risks associated with eating disorder symptoms. Dissonance-based eating disorder programs Such programs may effect changes in women’s attitudes, behaviors via critical assessment of current media and societal portrayals of thin women as the ideal. Melinda Green, PhD, MS, associate professor, psychology, Cornell College, and colleagues studied the…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

Introduction Does your loved one persistently lie to you or steal from you? Do you get the feeling that they have no remorse for hurting you? Does your loved one have a childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder? Are your fearful of your safety? Is your loved one prone to violence and/or aggressive behavior? Is your loved one unable to keep and maintain friendships? Have you noticed that your loved one has an extreme sense of entitlement, often putting your needs…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Psychiatric Disorders – Merck Manuals Professional Edition

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) – Psychiatric Disorders – Merck Manuals Professional Edition

By Lois Choi-Kain, MD, Gunderson Residence of McLean Hospital;Harvard Medical School Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for consequences and for the rights of others. Diagnosis is by clinical criteria. Treatment may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, antipsychotic drugs, and antidepressants. (See also Overview of Personality Disorders.) People with antisocial personality disorder commit unlawful, deceitful, exploitative, reckless acts for personal profit or pleasure and without remorse; they may do the following: Justify or rationalize their behavior (eg,…

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Five Ethical and Clinical Challenges Psychiatrists May Face When Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Who Are or May Become Suicidal

Five Ethical and Clinical Challenges Psychiatrists May Face When Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Who Are or May Become Suicidal

Edmund Howe, MD, JD Author information ►Copyright and License information ► Abstract This article discusses five core ethical and clinical questions psychiatrists should consider when they treat patients with borderline personality disorder who are or may be suicidal. These questions include whether psychiatrists should tell patients their diagnosis, what they should tell them about their suicide risk, whether they should be “always” available by phone, when they should hospitalize these patients involuntarily, and how they should respond after these patients…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms By Steve Bressert, Ph.D. ~ 4 min read Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder that is characterized by a long-standing pattern of disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. A person with antisocial personality disorder (APD) often feels little or no empathy toward other people, and doesn’t see the problem in bending or breaking the law for their own needs or wants. The disorder usually begins in childhood or as…

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Sleep Deprivation, Psychosis and Mental Efficiency | Psychiatric Times

Sleep Deprivation, Psychosis and Mental Efficiency | Psychiatric Times

    March 01, 1998 | Sleep Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Wake Transition, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders, Alcohol Abuse By Stanley Coren, PhD Today, average young adults report sleeping about seven to seven and one-half hours each night. Compare this to sleep patterns in 1910, before the electric lightbulb, the average person slept nine hours each night. This means that today’s population sleeps one to two hours less than people did early in the century (Webb and Agnew,…

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Personality disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

Personality disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

  The different types of personality disorder that might need treatment can be broadly grouped into one of three clusters, called A, B or C. Cluster A personality disorders A person with a cluster A personality disorder tends to have difficulty relating to others and usually shows patterns of behaviour most people would regard as odd and eccentric. The main personality disorders in this category are listed below. Paranoid personality disorder A person with a paranoid personality disorder is extremely distrustful and…

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