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Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect – The Clinical Advisor

Developmental trauma disorder: the effects of child abuse and neglect – The Clinical Advisor

  Child neglect and abuse are perhaps the most significant community health challenge in the United States.1 Mental health experts in trauma continue to investigate and apply a condition known as developmental trauma disorder (DTD), which is characterized by permanent changes in the neurobiologic system of children and adolescents who have been chronically exposed to various types of maltreatment during sensitive periods of childhood development.1 It is believed that a specific criterion is urgently needed to improve recognition of the…

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Duplicity, Lies, Manipulation, and Eating Disorders | Psychology Today

Duplicity, Lies, Manipulation, and Eating Disorders | Psychology Today

  Are you ready for treatment? Posted Jul 25, 2014 No one doubts that many people with eating disorders often feel shame for their symptoms and behavior, particularly those suffering with bulimia. Admitting to yourself and others that you spend a portion or much of your day secretly eating copious quantities of food and then throwing up is often ripe with feelings of self-disgust, self-reproach and low self worth, all emotional states that fuel shame. To cover shame, patients with…

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Co-occurring Disorders – BPD Central

Co-occurring Disorders – BPD Central

  Co-occurring Disorders Many people with borderline personality disorder have another disorder in addition to BPD. Depression is the most common co-occurring disorder (up to 70 percent; however other sources believe it’s almost universal). The rest of them are substance abuse (35 percent), eating disorders (25 percent), narcissistic personality disorder (25 percent), and bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depression) (15 percent) and histrionic personality disorder (unknown). Substance Abuse and BPD Alcohol and other drugs temporarily relieve emotional pain. But only temporarily,…

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Facets of Narcissism in Relation to Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder Symptomotology

Facets of Narcissism in Relation to Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder Symptomotology

  Western Kentucky University TopSCHOLAR® Masters Theses & Specialist Projects   Graduate School 5-2015   Chanceton K. Littrell Western Kentucky University, littrellchance@gmail.com   Follow this and additional works at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses Part of the Social Psychology Commons   Recommended Citation Littrell, Chanceton K., “Facets of Narcissism in Relation to Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorder Symptomotology” (2015). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 1493. http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/1493   This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by TopSCHOLAR®. It has been accepted…

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Bulimia nervosa – children, causes, DSM, functioning, effects, therapy, drug, person

Bulimia nervosa – children, causes, DSM, functioning, effects, therapy, drug, person

Definition Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and engaging in inappropriate ways of counteracting the bingeing (using laxatives, for example) in order to prevent weight gain. The word “bulimia” is the Latin form of the Greek word boulimia , which means “extreme hunger.” A binge is consuming a larger amount of food within a limited period of time than most people would eat in similar circumstances. Most people with bulimia report feelings of loss of control…

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Antisocial personality and bipolar disorder: interactions in impulsivity and course of illness

Antisocial personality and bipolar disorder: interactions in impulsivity and course of illness

Alan C Swann* Author information ► Copyright and License information ► SUMMARY Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and bipolar disorder are both characterized by impulsive behavior, increased incarceration or arrest, addictive disorders and suicidal behavior. These characteristics appear more severe in the combined disorders. Individuals with ASPD who also have bipolar disorder have higher rates of addictive disorders and suicidal behavior and are more impulsive, as measured by questionnaires or behavioral laboratory tests. Those with bipolar disorder who have ASPD have…

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Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder | Psych Central

Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder | Psych Central

Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder By Donald Black, MD ~ 3 min read Few individuals seek medical attention specifically for antisocial personality disorder (ASP). People with antisocial personality disorder who seek care do so for other problems such as marital discord, alcohol or drug abuse or suicidal thoughts. Family members or the courts may send some people with ASP to a mental health counselor for evaluation. People with ASP often appear to have poor insight and may reject the diagnosis…

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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 Purpose of review: The aim of this article is to review findings on the prevalence, phenomenology and treatment of psychotic features in borderline personality disorder (BPD), and to discuss factors that might be related to their occurrence. Recent findings: Of patients with BPD about 20–50%…

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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 substance…

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Can Narcissists Change? | Psychology Today

Can Narcissists Change? | Psychology Today

  Source: Dr. Craig Malkin At the end of May 2013, I wrote an article titled 5 Early Warning Signs You’re with a Narcissist. It sparked a number of rich conversations through comments, emails, facebook, and twitter. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of reactions came from people who feared they were currently in a relationship with a narcissist. Nevertheless, some of them—often among the most heartfelt and desperate of messages—came from people who’d either been diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), or…

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