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Month: November 2015

Personality Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #34 – YouTube

Personality Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #34 – YouTube

A Pretty good ten minute summary (Although it seems now that BPD can be solved in adulthood).

Stigma and Discrimination – Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division

Stigma and Discrimination – Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division

To me it seems quite strange that when a person has a serious physical illness many people’s reaction is to go to their aid. If a person has cancer we see many people running awareness campaigns or giving to the cause to try to help them. If a person has a mental illness we don’t see many people have that same reaction. In fact very much to the detriment of those afflicted, a stigma is attached to mental illness. I…

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BPD-related cognitive-perceptual difficulties and challenges in their diagnosis and treatment

BPD-related cognitive-perceptual difficulties and challenges in their diagnosis and treatment

We’re, at some point in our lives, introduced to concepts like “Born Leader”, “Natural Talent”, “Winner”. I’m sure these terms sound familiar. I’m also sure that the concepts they hold are multi-faceted, or perhaps they hold more than one concept. The intention of these specific concepts is to be something to which we might aspire, and I have picked them specifically for a reason. They also hold an underlying message, or rather, how they are applied by an individual may…

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“Back From the Edge” – Borderline Personality Disorder – YouTube

“Back From the Edge” – Borderline Personality Disorder – YouTube

The degree of tragedy in this story is staggering, it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to relate to a person who suffers from a personality disorder. Although the experience is also quite confusing, especially if one isn’t trained to understand what is happening. From one moment to the next they seem to change, they may well not but they certainly seem to. Occasionally one sees them have a moment of clarity, which is also confusing. It quickly becomes very difficult…

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Strange family circumstances.

Strange family circumstances.

I tried desperately to understand the family interactions in the house. Her mother insistently lived downstairs, despite her obvious and harsh disdain for the woman. Once they had gone to buy vegetables, something had angered her and a fight resulted while her mother was driving them back from the greengrocer. A fight which turned violent, she had begun to beat her mother while she was driving and couldn’t defend herself. Her mother managed to pull the car over at a…

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AntiSocial Personality

AntiSocial Personality

Tragically, this quite closely matches my experience with somebody I suspect suffers from ASPD. During the time I was close to her it was near impossible to identify ASPD with any degree of certainty, what it seemed to me was that she suffers from a number of personality disorders. She seemed very much to be swinging between Narcissism, Borderline, Bipolar, Obsessive-compulsive and Avoidant. One thing which alluded to her being Borderline rather than ASPD was that she was also severely…

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An interesting article from a psychopath’s point of view. Here’s What It’s Like To Have The Mental Illness Associated With Psychopaths

An interesting article from a psychopath’s point of view. Here’s What It’s Like To Have The Mental Illness Associated With Psychopaths

Living with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Source: Here’s What It’s Like To Have The Mental Illness Associated With Psychopaths

Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds

Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds

By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers. Source: Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds

BPD Overview

BPD Overview

BPD Overview About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Brief Overview Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that causes unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. It usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood. Most people who have BPD suffer from: Problems regulating their emotions and thoughts Impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior Unstable relationships Source: BPD Overview

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