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Personality Disorders and Criminal Law: An International Perspective | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Personality Disorders and Criminal Law: An International Perspective | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Abstract At the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), a detention camp guard, charged with acts of murder and torture, advanced a plea of diminished responsibility. Defense psychiatrists testified that he had a personality disorder that influenced his ability to control his behavior, but a prosecution expert testified that the guard did not meet Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria. Thus, the unresolved question of how the law defines a…

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Motivational and psychological correlates of bodybuilding dependence

Motivational and psychological correlates of bodybuilding dependence

An Interesting subject, first a short five minute video of a success story in terms of some of the phisical risks of Bulimia. While unlikely to change many aspects of the illness almost certainly an improved situation as far as some of the physical dangers of the illness are concerned. A Video followed by an article which better explains the clinical view.   NEIM N. EMINI* and MALCOLM J. BOND** Author information ►Article notes ►Copyright and License information ► Abstract Background…

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Antisocial personality disorder Treatment, management and prevention (NHS Guideline).

Antisocial personality disorder Treatment, management and prevention (NHS Guideline).

    A now dated, but interesting guideline.   Issue date: January 2009  NICE clinical guideline 77 Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental health   National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence MidCity Place 71 High Holborn London WC1V 6NA www.nice.org.uk © National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2009. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not-for-profit purposes. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations, or for commercial purposes, is allowed without…

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Sexual Orientation and Relationship Choice in Borderline Personality Disorder over Ten Years of Prospective Follow-up

Sexual Orientation and Relationship Choice in Borderline Personality Disorder over Ten Years of Prospective Follow-up

D. Bradford Reich, M.D. and Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D. Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at J Pers Disord See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of homosexuality/bisexuality and same-sex relationships in a sample of 362 hospitalized subjects, 290 with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and 72 comparison subjects with other personality disorders. At baseline…

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It’s Not Just Teen Girls: What to Know About Your Adult Partner with an Eating Disorder | Partners in Wellness

It’s Not Just Teen Girls: What to Know About Your Adult Partner with an Eating Disorder | Partners in Wellness

By Kate Thieda ~ 3 min read If you’ve been thinking this whole time that eating disorders are a “teenager problem,” it’s okay–you’re not alone. Little media attention is given to the exploding number of women (and men!) aged 20+ who struggle with eating disorders, but practitioners and researchers alike are realizing that people outside the “typical” age range of eating disorders are seeking treatment in greater numbers than ever before. Why are we seeing more adults with eating disorders…

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Narcissistic personality disorder Symptoms – Mayo Clinic

Narcissistic personality disorder Symptoms – Mayo Clinic

Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism. A narcissistic personality disorder causes problems in many areas of life, such as relationships, work, school or financial affairs. You may be generally unhappy and disappointed when you’re not…

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The Subjective Experience of Women in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

The Subjective Experience of Women in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

      The following is based on a study performed in the US, racial and cultural aspects of the study will therefore be based on that environment. The Subjective Experience of Women in Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder By Gloria Hegge Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio   Statement of the Research Problem Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a major social problem about which little empirical research has been done. Individuals with this diagnosis, who are approximately 75% female,…

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About Borderline Personality Disorder – SACAP

About Borderline Personality Disorder – SACAP

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychological issue that is diagnosed in about 2% of the population – that is more than bipolar and schizophrenia combined. BPD also happens to be a very serious illness: research shows that 10% of ‘borderline’ adults succumb to suicide, a higher rate than any other mental illness, and a third of the young people who commit suicide have features of BPD. Yet, despite the fact that it is one of the most common personality…

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Validation: What does this mean and how to help the person with borderline Personality Disorder

Validation: What does this mean and how to help the person with borderline Personality Disorder

By Sheryl BruceAn overview of Valerie Porr’s Book Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change (2010).* Families must try new strategies especially when their loved one refuses to get help. Be assured that I do not want to blame parents for causing the problem. Parents have been blamed for far too many years. However parents can change their attitudes and improve their communication skills which will help their adult child. When parents use validation the emotionality…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) — Out of the FOG

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) — Out of the FOG

Introduction Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a serious condition which affects an estimated 1% of the population. Narcissism is characterized by an extreme self-interest and promotion with an accompanying lack of concern for the needs of others. Narcissism is named after the mythological Greek character Narcissus, an extremely handsome young man who rejected the love of Echo and, as punishment, was condemned to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Unable to obtain he object of…

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