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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder

  Journal of Consulting and Oinical Psychology 2001,  Vol. 69,  No. 6, 1061-1065 Copyril!bt  2001 by the American  Psychological  Association, Inc. 0022-006X/OIIS5.00     DOI:  I0.1037/,0022-006X.69.6.1061   Christy  F. Telch  and W. Stewart Agras Stanford  University  School of Medicine Marsha  M. Linehan University of Washington (Seattle)     Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder This study evaluated the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBn adapted for  binge eating  disorder (BED). Women with BED (N = 44) were randomly assigned to group…

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Is Anorexia Nervosa a Subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Probably Not, but Read On …

Is Anorexia Nervosa a Subtype of Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Probably Not, but Read On …

    Jon E. Grant, JD, MD and Katharine A. Phillips, MD Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) related to eating disorders? Or is it related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or perhaps to social phobia? What about the other somatoform disorders with which BDD is classified? BDD’s relationship to OCD has received the most attention, with available data suggesting that…

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What It’s Like to Suffer Daily With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What It’s Like to Suffer Daily With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What is It? We all have that one imperfection we wish we could change – a crooked tooth, a large nose, acne-prone skin, eyes that are too narrow, a flabby stomach, and the list goes on. However, we accept it and carry on with our daily lives – it’s more of an annoyance than a debilitating thought. If you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), you become fixated on that imperfection – obsessed, really – until it becomes the only…

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Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) — Out of the FOG

Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) — Out of the FOG

  Schizoid personality disorder manifests itself as a chronic lack of emotion, lack of interest in relationships with others and a lack of motivation or ambition. People who suffer from Schizoid personality disorder sometimes describe an inability to manufacture the kind of feelings they observe occurring naturally in others. Despite the name similarity, Schizoid Personality Disorder is different from Schizophrenia and Schizotypal Personality Disorder. However, it does have an certain degree of comorbidity (or co-occurrence) with these disorders and with…

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Neuropsychiatry of frontal lobe dysfunction in violent and criminal behaviour: a critical review | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Neuropsychiatry of frontal lobe dysfunction in violent and criminal behaviour: a critical review | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

  ADVANCES IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY Neuropsychiatry of frontal lobe dysfunction in violent and criminal behaviour: a critical review Free M C Browera, B H Priceb Author affiliations Secure Care Program, Department of Psychiatry, Taunton State Hospital, Taunton, MA, USA, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Departments of Neurology, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Dr B H Price, Department of Neurology, Mclean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA…

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Profile and Process of Therapy

Borderline Personality Disorder: Profile and Process of Therapy

  by Paul J. Hannig, Ph.D., MFCC, CCMHC, NCC   ABSTRACT: This paper is a narrative, exploratory, descriptive, and investigative profile of Borderline Personality Disorder (BP). Its purpose is to expand the existing description of behavioral characteristics of this disorder and to include a deeper emotional and interpersonal understanding of borderline symptomatology. The self and object-relations schools are recognized but treated as being limited to the post-birth biographical experiences. This study includes the expanded perinatal, preconception, transpersonal elements and interpersonal…

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Cluster B: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Cluster B: Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, and Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Cluster B personality disorders are characterized by personality styles that are impulsive, dramatic, highly emotional, and erratic. Learning Objective Summarize the similarities and differences in diagnostic criteria, etiology, and treatment options among the Cluster B personality disorders Key Points Cluster B disorders include antisocial, histrionic, narcissistic, and borderline personality disorders. People with these disorders usually are impulsive, overly dramatic, highly emotional, and erratic. A person with antisocial personality disorder continuously violates the rights of others; often lies, fights, and has…

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Essential Guide to the Brain Part 5 | The Neuropsychotherapist

Essential Guide to the Brain Part 5 | The Neuropsychotherapist

by Matthew Dahlitz | Jun 1, 2016 | Magazine, Neuroscience The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain – Part 5 Fear & Anxiety Members Download Full Article TNPTVolume4Issue6pp10-15 Last month’s “Guide to the Brain” examined the neural substrates of OCD. Over the next two months we introduce some of the neuroscience behind other anxiety disorders such as phobias, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). These anxiety disorders can become debilitating, and as clinicians we encounter…

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Introduction to Antisocial Personality Disorder | Psych Central

Introduction to Antisocial Personality Disorder | Psych Central

By Donald Black, MD ~ 1 min read He is the bad boy in high school — stealing stuff from other kids and lying about it, picking fights, getting poor grades. But he doesn’t seem to care. Grown up, he’s a con artist — can’t hold a decent job, thinks life isn’t fair, and he’s still stealing and getting away with it most of the time. Someone with antisocial personality disorder (ASP) has a reckless disregard for others and often…

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When Your Child Is a Psychopath – The Atlantic

When Your Child Is a Psychopath – The Atlantic

This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, Texas, a space that has witnessed countless difficult conversations between troubled children, their worried parents, and clinical therapists. But today promises unalloyed joy. Samantha’s mother is visiting from Idaho, as she does every six weeks, which means lunch off campus and an excursion to Target. The girl needs supplies: new…

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