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Month: January 2017

Codependency and Narcissism, Narcissism and Codependency by Darlene Lancer, MFT

Codependency and Narcissism, Narcissism and Codependency by Darlene Lancer, MFT

An opinion piece: It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. Their charm, talent, success, beauty, and charisma cast a spell, along with compliments, scintillating conversation, and even apparent interest in you. Perhaps you were embarrassed when your mate cut in front of the line or shuddered at the dismissive way he or she treated a waitress. Once hooked, you have to contend with their demands, criticisms, and self-centeredness. The relationship revolves around them, and you’re expected to meet their…

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Borderline or Bipolar: Can 3 Questions Differentiate Them? | Psychiatric Times

Borderline or Bipolar: Can 3 Questions Differentiate Them? | Psychiatric Times

  January 10, 2017 | Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders By James Phelps, MD RESEARCH UPDATE Treatments for borderlinity and bipolarity are quite different. Which approach should you consider for a patient with impulsive risk-taking, episodes of irritability and hostility, fractured relationships, substance use problems, and severe depressions with brief phases of remission (maybe too good?) in between? The Prisoner’s Dilemma paradigm separates the two,1 but that’s not practical as a clinical tool. What if you could pluck just 3 items…

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Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Authors: E. Esbec, E. Echeburúa   1 Medical specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine and in Psychiatry 2 Cibersam Psychologist and Doctor in Psychology (Facultad de Psicología) Forensic physician in the “Juzgado de Instruccion” (Instruction Courts) of Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco   Foreword: Several studies have provided strong evidence that personality disorders (PD) represent a significant clinical risk for violence. This review has aimed to examine the relationship of greater risk for violence among persons with certain PD in…

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One in Three Campaign – Family Violence – Australia Says No! and Update – The ‘One in Three’ claim about male domestic violence victims is a myth

One in Three Campaign – Family Violence – Australia Says No! and Update – The ‘One in Three’ claim about male domestic violence victims is a myth

THE ONE IN THREE CAMPAIGN One in Three is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the existence and needs of male victims of family violence and abuse; to work with government and non-government services alike to provide assistance to everyone affected by family violence; and to reduce the incidence and impacts of family violence on Australian men,…

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Personality disorders and violence: what is the link? | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation

Personality disorders and violence: what is the link? | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation

Personality disorders and violence: what is the link? Richard Howard Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation20152:12 DOI: 10.1186/s40479-015-0033-x ©  Howard. 2015 Received: 26 June 2015 Accepted: 7 September 2015 Published: 17 September 2015 Abstract Despite a well-documented association between personality disorders (PDs) and violence, the relationship between them is complicated by the high comorbidity of mental disorders, the heterogeneity of violence (particularly in regard to its motivation), and differing views regarding the way PDs are conceptualised and measured. In particular, it remains unclear whether there is a causal…

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Illuminating the Relationship Between Personality Disorder and Violence: Contributions of the General Aggression Model

Illuminating the Relationship Between Personality Disorder and Violence: Contributions of the General Aggression Model

  Psychology of Violence © 2011 American Psychological  Association 2011, Vol. 1, No. 3,  230 –244  2152-0828/11/$12.00    DOI: 10.1037/a0024089 Flora Gilbert This article was published Online First May 23,   2011. Flora Gilbert, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University; Michael Daffern, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University; Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health; Peaks Aca- demic and Research Unit, Rampton  Hospital. Correspondence concerning this article should be ad- dressed…

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NIMH » Borderline Personality Disorder

NIMH » Borderline Personality Disorder

   Definition Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days. Some people with BPD also have high rates of co-occurring mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, along with…

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Bloodletting, Bulimia Nervosa and Borderline Personality Disorder

Bloodletting, Bulimia Nervosa and Borderline Personality Disorder

Paper Fiona Warren 1*, Bridget Dolan 2   and Kingsley Norton 1,2 1 Henderson Hospital, 2 Homeland Drive, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5LT,  2 St George’s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE Some recent case�reports in the psychiatric literature have presented patients who bloodlet and suggested that theirs is a rare pathological behaviour which is part of the purgative psychopathology associated with bulimia nervosa. Other reports have con� strued bloodletting as a self�mutilative behaviour and indicative of severe personality disorder….

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Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

Randy A. Sansone, MD and Lori A. Sansone, MD Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Individuals with borderline personality disorder are diagnostically and clinically characterized by self-harm behavior, as indicated by the criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, “recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.” However, individuals with borderline personality disorder can display externalized aggressive behavior, as…

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When Your Spouse Has Bulimia

When Your Spouse Has Bulimia

  Article Contributed By: The Castlewood Staff The support of a spouse is one of the most valuable resources an individual with bulimia can have available to them. If you have never struggled with an eating disorder, it can – at times – be confusing and frustrating to understand. When someone we love is sick, we want to know why and what we can do to help them, but with an eating disorder, there is no single cause or cure….

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