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Month: October 2016

Personality Disorders in Spouses

Personality Disorders in Spouses

    An interesting article written by Richard Fitzgibbons:   A major goal in married life is maintain a healthy personality for our spouses and our children.  Happy and fulfilling marriages are dependent upon each spouse engaging in the hard work of honestly facing character weaknesses and then growing in virtues to overcome them.  These weaknesses can be so strong, such as selfishness, excessive anger, controlling behaviors, insecurity and difficulty in trusting others, that grace is also necessary in order to master…

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Healing From BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder Blog: Fear of Getting Older and Borderline Personality Disorder (Age Regression, Trauma)

Healing From BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder Blog: Fear of Getting Older and Borderline Personality Disorder (Age Regression, Trauma)

An interesting article written from the writers personal point of view. Healing From BPD: A journey of living with and healing from borderline personality disorder with dialectical behavior therapy (with Debbie Corso). One of the major components of having Borderline Personality Disorder, and often for sufferers of PTSD who were traumatized as children, is an intense fear of being abandoned.  For many of us, even sensing a change in facial expression, tone of voice, or mood in someone we love…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms and Relation to BPD

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms and Relation to BPD

An Interesting article: By Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD – Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated December 18, 2015 Antisocial personality disorder, or ASPD, shares a few similar traits to that of borderline personality disorder, or BPD. That being said, how these traits are portrayed is quite different between the two disorders. Let’s learn more about antisocial personality disorder and how its both similar and different from borderline personality disorder. What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…

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The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders Alexis K. Matusiewicz, BA,a,b Christopher J. Hopwood, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology,c Annie N. Banducci, BA,a,b and C.W. Lejuez, PhD, Director, Professor of Psychologyd,e Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Psychiatr Clin North Am See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract This manuscript provides a comprehensive review of CBT treatments for PDs,…

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ADHD in Adults: It Rarely Travels Alone

ADHD in Adults: It Rarely Travels Alone

An interesting article: Attention Deficit in Adults: It Rarely Travels Alone July 2007 By Glenn Brynes and Carol Watkins Adults have lived longer than children, and thus have had more time to develop other psychiatric disorders. In children with AD/HD, the existence of a comorbid condition is correlated with greater likelihood that the symptoms will persist into adulthood. As the child moves from adolescence to adulthood, the predominant symptoms of AD/HD tend to shift from external, visible ones to the…

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About Bulimia: Symptoms, Signs, Causes & Articles For Treatment Help

About Bulimia: Symptoms, Signs, Causes & Articles For Treatment Help

  Bulimia Nervosa: Causes, Symptoms, Signs & Treatment Help ”Article What is Bulimia? Major Types of Bulimia Causes of Bulimia Bulimia Signs & Symptoms Bulimia Treatment Articles on Bulimia Nervosa What is Bulimia? Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological and severe life-threatening eating disorder described by the ingestion of an abnormally large amount of food in short time period, followed by an attempt to avoid gaining weight by purging what was consumed.  Methods of purging include forced vomiting, excessive use of…

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The Role of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Antisocial Behavior in Crime – Inquiries Journal

The Role of Antisocial Personality Disorder and Antisocial Behavior in Crime – Inquiries Journal

A very interesting article Abstract Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), also known as dyssocial personality disorder, is a mental illness that is characterized by a reckless disregard for social norms, impulsive behaviour, an inability to experience guilt, and a low tolerance for frustration. Individuals with ASPD exhibit an inflated sense of self-worth and possess a superficial charm, traits that often aid their attempts to exploit and violate the rights of others. Although the causes of ASPD are highly disputed, research has…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder – Counselling Directory

Antisocial Personality Disorder – Counselling Directory

  An interesting article Antisocial personality disorder All personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect how an individual thinks and relates to others. Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), like other personality disorders, can range in severity. Some people with the disorder might exhibit sporadic examples of bad behaviour, while those on the other end of the ASPD spectrum might repeatedly commit serious crimes. Generally speaking, many of those with the condition tend to come across as negligent and uncaring of…

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Hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder – BPD Central

Hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder – BPD Central

  An interesting article Narcissistic Traits A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following: Lacks empathy:…

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Comorbid and Related Conditions

Comorbid and Related Conditions

An Interesting article: Two or more conditions are comorbid when they occur at the same time within a patient. Comorbid conditions often interact with each other to aggravate the others’ symptoms yet remain independent of each other. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is often comorbid with many different disorders because of the traumatic and highly stressful circumstances that cause it. Trauma, especially child abuse, is known to cause multiple averse effects later in life, and someone who is genetically predisposed to…

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