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Month: August 2016

Domestic Violence Against Men

Domestic Violence Against Men

An interesting article Domestic Violence Against Men Domestic violence against men by women is not well recognized but is another of the several types of domestic violence commonly found in our society. Although most domestic abuse cases that are reported are of abuse against women, men in this country are also abuse victims. Typically, people only think of abusers as men. 40% of all intimate partner abuse cases involve domestic violence against men according to some studies. Domestic violence against…

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MenWeb Battered Men: Is She “Crazymaking”? Borderline Personality Disorder and Domestic Violence

MenWeb Battered Men: Is She “Crazymaking”? Borderline Personality Disorder and Domestic Violence

An interesting article: Abstract: Do you find yourself concealing what you really think or feel because you’re afraid of the other person’s reaction, and it just doesn’t seem worth the horrible fight or hurt feelings that will surely follow? Has this become so automatic that you have a hard time even identifying what you think or feel? Feeling like you’re walking on eggshells much of the time, and that no matter what you say or do, it will be twisted…

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The 2014 Merle Jordan Conference – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – Session 3 – YouTube

The 2014 Merle Jordan Conference – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk – Session 3 – YouTube

An interesting talk from Dr Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in the field of trauma.  

About Borderline Personality Disorder – SACAP

About Borderline Personality Disorder – SACAP

An interesting article Abstract: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a psychological issue that’s diagnosed in about 2% of the population – more than bipolar & schizophrenia combined. Source: About Borderline Personality Disorder – SACAP

Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychology Today

Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychology Today

An interesting article Abstract: Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder generally believe that the world revolves around them. This condition is characterized by a lack of ability to empathize with others and a desire to keep the focus on themselves at all times. Source: Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychology Today

Long Term Side Effects of Anorexia, Bulimia and Eating Disorders

Long Term Side Effects of Anorexia, Bulimia and Eating Disorders

An interesting article   Abstract: Eating disorders are complex mental health disorders that occur in many different forms, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified. While each type of eating disorder has its own set of associated symptoms, all types of eating disorders have the potential to cause long-term damage to the body’s organs. Complications from the disorders, as well as co-existing mental health disorders, are wide ranging and sometimes fatal. Appropriate and prompt eating…

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Self-Esteem & Body Image | www.eatingdisordersni.co.uk

Self-Esteem & Body Image | www.eatingdisordersni.co.uk

An Interesting article:   Abstract: What is Self-Esteem? Self-Esteem refers to how you feel about yourself, how you judge yourself and your worth, whether that is positively or negatively. How you see yourself: what do you picture when you picture yourself in your mind? What you believe about yourself and your own appearance: how would you describe yourself?  How you feel about you? Is it good or bad; do you view yourself as a person of worth? People with healthy self-esteem…

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Prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in Great Britain | The British Journal of Psychiatry

Prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in Great Britain | The British Journal of Psychiatry

Abstract Background Epidemiological data on personality disorders, comorbidity and associated use of services are essential for health service policy.Aims To measure the prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in a representative community sample.Method The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM–IVAxis II disorders was used to measure personality disorder in 626 persons aged 16–74 years in households in England, Scotland and Wales, in a two-phase survey.Results The weighted prevalence of personality disorder was 4.4% (95% CI 2.9–6.7).Rates were highest among men, separated…

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Articles and Handouts – BPD Central

Articles and Handouts – BPD Central

An interesting article Abstract: When I first read I Hate You Don’t Leave Me, it said what I needed to hear–I needed to know what I was up against, needed to have the seriousness emphasized. When the golden “overachiever” who *thinks* she can just let “everything roll off her back” ended up in the Psych ward three times and was immersed in a thrice weekly therapy she used to think was rubbish–the author’s blunt rhetoric and assessment was quite helpful…

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