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Race, culture, ethnicity and personality disorder : Group Careif position paper

Race, culture, ethnicity and personality disorder : Group Careif position paper

  Micol Ascoli 1, Tennyson Lee 2, Nasir Warfa 3, Joe Mairura 4, Albert Persaud 5, Kamaldeep Bhui 6   Abstract. This paper summaries the discussion points and conclusions from a UK Department of Health Funded exercise to develop a position statement on personality disorder and ethnicity. Unlike the significant literature on ethnicity and psychoses, detentions, admissions and pathways to care, there is little published on inequalities in access to and experience of effective mental health care for people with…

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Narcissistic personality disorder – Mayo Clinic

Narcissistic personality disorder – 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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Can’t stand the look in the mirror? Self-awareness avoidance in borderline personality disorder | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation | Full Text

Can’t stand the look in the mirror? Self-awareness avoidance in borderline personality disorder | Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation | Full Text

  Dorina WinterEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Katrin Koplin and Stefanie Lis Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation20152:13 DOI: 10.1186/s40479-015-0034-9 ©  Winter et al. 2015 Received: 29 July 2015 Accepted: 30 October 2015 Published: 14 November 2015 Abstract Background Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) expect and perceive social rejection stronger than healthy individuals. Shifting ones attention from oneself to others has been suggested as a mechanism to deal with the experience of social rejection. Here, we investigated whether BPD participants avoid increased self-awareness and whether this is done intentionally….

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Rethinking What We Know | Psych Central Professional

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Rethinking What We Know | Psych Central Professional

By Giancarlo Dimaggio, MD ~ 10 min read Surprisingly, to the eyes of many experts, DSM-5 better captures the essence of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) than previous versions did. Many clinicians (myself included) were dissatisfied with the descriptions of NPD in earlier versions of DSM. Persons with NPD are aggressive and boastful, overrate their performance, and blame others for their setbacks; current editions of DSM portray them as arrogant, entitled, exploitative, embedded in fantasies of grandeur, self-centered, and charming but…

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Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients With Eating Disorders: Implications for Psychiatrists | Psychiatric Times

Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients With Eating Disorders: Implications for Psychiatrists | Psychiatric Times

April 29, 2016 | Special Reports, Eating Disorders, Neuropsychiatry By Christina Scribner, MS, RDN, CEDRD, CSSD   The etiology of disordered eating and eating disorders is not clear; in fact, there is much dissent among experts about their development and treatment. Yet, there is wide agreement that these disorders: • Interfere with daily functioning (physical, psychological, and relational) • Are a serious threat to life • Are biologically based Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and…

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Dissociative Disorders | Noba

Dissociative Disorders | Noba

By Dalena van Heugten – van der Kloet Maastricht University In psychopathology, dissociation happens when thoughts, feelings, and experiences of our consciousness and memory do not collaborate well with each other. This module provides an overview of dissociative disorders, including the definitions of dissociation, its origins and competing theories, and their relation to traumatic experiences and sleep problems. Learning Objectives Define the basic terminology and historical origins of dissociative symptoms and dissociative disorders. Describe the posttraumatic model of dissociation and…

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Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality disorder: prevalence and clinical management

Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality disorder: prevalence and clinical management

Schroeder, Katrina; Fisher, Helen L.b; Schäfer, Ingoa Current Opinion in Psychiatry: January 2013 – Volume 26 – Issue 1 – p 113–119 doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32835a2ae7 PERSONALITY DISORDERS: Edited by Charles B. Pull and Aleksandar Janca Abstract Author Information   INTRODUCTION Psychotic features in borderline personality disorder (BPD) are a long known phenomenon. As the name of the disorder signifies, it was originally introduced to describe patients who seemed to be on the border between neurosis and psychosis [1]. Although this concept…

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Exploring BPD Symptoms: Impulsivity – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

Exploring BPD Symptoms: Impulsivity – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

by Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment in Treatment & Therapy, Related Conditions, Family & Friends, BPD Symptoms Impulsivity is the tendency to act with a lack of inhibition and without considering the consequences of that action. People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) characteristically act impulsively in ways that can be self-damaging. The BPD symptom of impulsivity can manifest itself in many ways, but the following are some of the more common impulsive behaviors: Substance abuse Overspending or compulsive shopping Gambling Binge…

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Dream-reality confusion in borderline personality disorder: a theoretical analysis

Dream-reality confusion in borderline personality disorder: a theoretical analysis

Dagna Skrzypińska and Barbara Szmigielska* Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract This paper presents an analysis of dream-reality confusion (DRC) in relation to the characteristics of borderline personality disorder (BPD), based on research findings and theoretical considerations. It is hypothesized that people with BPD are more likely to experience DRC compared to people in non-clinical population. Several variables related to this hypothesis were identified…

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Decision Making Skills Among Individuals with Disorders of Affect Regulation

Decision Making Skills Among Individuals with Disorders of Affect Regulation

Wesleyan University The Honors College Decision Making Skills Among Individuals with Disorders of Affect Regulation by Chelsea Kendall Osterman Class of 2011   A thesis submitted to the faculty of Wesleyan University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honors in Psychology     Acknowledgements I would like to thank my wonderful advisor, Professor Andrea Patalano, for her tremendous amount of support throughout this entire process. She read through countless drafts, answered…

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