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Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms By Steve Bressert, Ph.D. ~ 4 min read Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder that is characterized by a long-standing pattern of disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights. A person with antisocial personality disorder (APD) often feels little or no empathy toward other people, and doesn’t see the problem in bending or breaking the law for their own needs or wants. The disorder usually begins in childhood or as…

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Sleep Deprivation, Psychosis and Mental Efficiency | Psychiatric Times

Sleep Deprivation, Psychosis and Mental Efficiency | Psychiatric Times

    March 01, 1998 | Sleep Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Wake Transition, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders, Alcohol Abuse By Stanley Coren, PhD Today, average young adults report sleeping about seven to seven and one-half hours each night. Compare this to sleep patterns in 1910, before the electric lightbulb, the average person slept nine hours each night. This means that today’s population sleeps one to two hours less than people did early in the century (Webb and Agnew,…

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Personality disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

Personality disorder – Symptoms – NHS Choices

  The different types of personality disorder that might need treatment can be broadly grouped into one of three clusters, called A, B or C. Cluster A personality disorders A person with a cluster A personality disorder tends to have difficulty relating to others and usually shows patterns of behaviour most people would regard as odd and eccentric. The main personality disorders in this category are listed below. Paranoid personality disorder A person with a paranoid personality disorder is extremely distrustful and…

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How Deaf People Think

How Deaf People Think

  Today I found out how deaf people think in terms of their “inner voice”.  It turns out, this varies somewhat from deaf person to deaf person, depending on their level of deafness and vocal training. Those who were born completely deaf and only learned sign language will, not surprisingly, think in sign language.  What is surprising is those who were born completely deaf but learn to speak through vocal training will occasionally think not only in the particular sign…

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Chronic Sleep Disturbances and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Chronic Sleep Disturbances and Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms

Edward A. Selby, Ph.D. Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at J Consult Clin Psychol Abstract Objective Few studies have examined the experience of chronic sleep disturbances in those with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and further establishing this association may be pertinent to enhancing current treatments, given the relevance of sleep on emotion regulation and stress management. Method Data were analyzed (N=5,692) from the National Comorbidity Survey –…

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Bulimia Nervosa Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes

Bulimia Nervosa Clinical Presentation: History, Physical, Causes

History Case study A 21-year-old woman is brought into an outpatient clinic by her mother, who complains that her daughter has been demonstrating unusual eating patterns since she moved back home 6 months ago. Her mother observes her to eat large amounts of food, such as desserts, when she is alone, often finding food wrappers hidden in her daughter’s room. She is worried that her daughter may be engaging in vomiting after these episodes of heavy eating. She often isolates…

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The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity survey replication. (US)

The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity survey replication. (US)

  Published in final edited form as: The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity survey replication. (US)   Authors: James I. Hudson, Eva Hiripi, Harrison G. Pope Jr., and Ronald C. Kessler   Abstract Background— Little population-based data exist on the prevalence or correlates of eating disorders. Methods— Prevalence and correlates of eating disorders from the National Comorbidity Replication, a nationally representative face-to-face household survey (n _ 9282), conducted in 2001– 2003, were assessed using the…

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Bulimia Nervosa | Psychology Today

Bulimia Nervosa | Psychology Today

  Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating—consuming a lot of food quickly—followed by compensatory behavior, most commonly vomiting or “purging.” Definition Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of binge eating—i.e., consuming unusually large amounts of food in a short time—and a feeling that one lacks control over eating. A bulimic can consume as many as 3,400 calories in little more than an hour and as many as 20,000 calories in eight…

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Eating disorders

Eating disorders

  In a society that continues to prize thinness even as Americans become heavier than ever before, almost everyone worries about their weight at least occasionally. People with eating disorders take such concerns to extremes, developing abnormal eating habits that threaten their well-being and even their lives. This question-and-answer fact sheet explains how psychotherapy can help people recover from these dangerous disorders. What are the major kinds of eating disorders? There are three major types of eating disorders. People with…

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Rage and Entitlement in Borderline Personality Disorder

Rage and Entitlement in Borderline Personality Disorder

Joseph Burgoin Love and Hatred · The Psychotherapy Relationship December 2, 2011 A site visitor who signed with the name “Jay” recently left an interesting comment to my earlier post on borderline personality disorder. As this bears on the issue of rage and the sense of entitlement, I’ll quote his remarks at length. He’s a young mental health professional, working at an in-patient facility: “I have one BPD patient. Just one and the stress is starting to get to me….

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