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Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder—a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience

Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder—a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD* Elsa Ronningstam, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Arielle R. Baskin-Sommers, MS Arielle R. Baskin-Sommers, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Linking psychoanalytic studies with neuroscience has proven increasingly productive for identifying and understanding personality functioning. This article focuses on pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with…

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Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion | Psychiatric Times

Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion | Psychiatric Times

February 01, 1996 | Antisocial Personality Disorder, Addiction, DSM IV, Personality Disorders By Robert D. Hare, PhD A Secret Service agent recently asked if I was familiar with a 1992 FBI report that almost half of the killers of law enforcement officers met the criteria for antisocial personality. I replied that I had not seen the report but that the finding did not seem surprising or noteworthy to me. My comment was based on the assumption that the report had…

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Preoccupied Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation: Specific Aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder or General Dimensions of Personality Pathology?

Preoccupied Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation: Specific Aspects of Borderline Personality Disorder or General Dimensions of Personality Pathology?

Lori N. Scott, Yookyung Kim, Kimberly A. Nolf, Michael N. Hallquist, Aidan G.C. Wright, Stephanie D. Stepp, Jennifer Q. Morse, and Paul A. Pilkonis 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 Emotional dysregulation and impaired attachment are seen by many clinical researchers as central aspects of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Alternatively, these constructs may…

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Creativity and Psychopathology « Tranzo busena

Creativity and Psychopathology « Tranzo busena

Creativity and psychopathology rellationship is often widely discussed in media. No surprise because some of the most famous artists really suffered from certain mental ilnesses. In 2012 Swedish researchers conducted a study with a vast sample of 1,173,763 patients. One of their aims was to study whether creativity is associated with all psychiatric disorders or restricted to those with psychotic features. The paper was originally published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Vincent van Gog – Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear,…

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The Role of Ego-threat in the Aggressive Behavior of Narcissistic Individuals

The Role of Ego-threat in the Aggressive Behavior of Narcissistic Individuals

Bachelor Thesis – University of Utrecht Project 3 24-06-2016   Jasper Bos 4094069 Roos den Heijer 3771245 Erik Schwillens 5654629 Anne van Geen 3976661   Supervisor: Claire Garandeau     Abstract Highly narcissistic individuals are prone to be more aggressive when their ego is threatened. This quantitative cross-sectional study tested whether ego-threat moderates the link between narcissism and overt aggression. Narcissism, overt aggression, trait self-esteem and ego-threat were measured in a sample of 565 young adolescents (mean age = 12.9)…

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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

  By Steve Bressert, Ph.D. ~ 4 min read Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. When rules and established procedures do not dictate the correct answer, decision making may become a time-consuming, often painful process. Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder may have such difficulty deciding which tasks take priority or what is the best way of doing some particular task that they may never…

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Sense of Entitlement — Out of the FOG

Sense of Entitlement — Out of the FOG

  Definition: Sense of Entitlement – An unrealistic, unmerited or inappropriate expectation of favorable living conditions and favorable treatment at the hands of others. Always asking for more When someone with a Personality Disorder experiences the extreme ups and downs of mood swings, they can sometimes believe their own emotional needs are of the utmost importance. They may appear sometimes to care only about their own desires and needs – at the expense of other people around them – or they…

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The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement – Book

The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement – Book

Q: What is narcissism? Narcissism means having an inflated or grandiose sense of self. A narcissist thinks she is special, unique, and entitled to better treatment than others. Narcissists aren’t particularly interested in warmth and caring in their relationships. They might enjoy being around people — and certainly can be charming, flattering, exciting and likable — but they are in relationships for their own narcissistic needs. Narcissists also spend a good deal of their time and energy doing things to…

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Hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder – BPD Central

Hallmarks of narcissistic personality disorder – BPD Central

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: is unwilling to recognize or identify…

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Surprising Myths & Facts About Antisocial Personality Disorder | World of Psychology

Surprising Myths & Facts About Antisocial Personality Disorder | World of Psychology

  By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor ~ 4 min read Antisocial personality disorder is thought of as an uncommon and untreatable disorder, if it’s thought of at all. Not many researchers study the disorder because little funding is available. Practitioners aren’t particularly interested in working with these individuals either, because they’re difficult and some can be dangerous. Many also believe that studying antisocials is futile, because they’ll never improve. “A lot of doctors and other mental health professionals just…

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