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The Characteristics of Pro-Ana Community

The Characteristics of Pro-Ana Community

Chapter · January 2016   2 authors: Meyran Boniel-Nissim Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee 12 PUBLICATIONS  881 CITATIONS Yael Latzer University of Haifa 110 PUBLICATIONS  1,501 CITATIONS     Meyran Boniel-Nissim, Ph.D.1  Yael Latzer, DSc.2 1Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel 2Faculty of social welfare and health sciences, University of Haifa, Israel Eating Disorders Clinic, Psychiatric Division, Rambam Medical Center Haifa, Israel     Abstract Pro-Ana, websites are designed to promote and support Anorexia Nervosa (AN). Common…

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What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD? Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse…

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Closer Look – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Closer Look – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

  by Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment in Related Conditions, Family & Friends, BPD Symptoms Personality disorders are segmented into three different clusters, each with their own set of diagnostic criteria. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) falls into Cluster B, which is characterized by highly dramatic, overly emotional thoughts and behaviors. Also falling into Cluster B is Antisocial Personality Disorder. Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how do you know which of these two personality disorders you or a loved one may…

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About Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenagers

About Borderline Personality Disorder in Teenagers

Learn More About Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms & Treatment By Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, PhD Updated June 06, 2017 Borderline personality symptoms are confusing, frustrating, and hard for loved ones to understand. This is particularly the case for parents or caregivers dealing with teens who have borderline personality disorder (BPD). While we know a great deal about how borderline personality symptoms look in adults, we know much less about how the disorder presents in teens. In fact, there is still controversy over whether it is appropriate…

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The Relationship between Multidimensional Narcissism, Explicit and Implicit Self-Esteem in Eating Disorders

The Relationship between Multidimensional Narcissism, Explicit and Implicit Self-Esteem in Eating Disorders

    Psychology, 2015, 6, 2025-2039 Published Online December 2015 in SciRes. http://www.scirp.org/journal/psych http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2015.615200 Katrine Boucher1, Catherine Bégin1, Marie-Pierre Gagnon-Girouard2, Carole Ratté3 1         School of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada 2         School of Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Trois-Rivières, Canada 3         Eating Disorders Unit, Laval University Medical Centre (CHUL), Quebec City, Canada Received 23 November 2015; accepted 25 December 2015; published 28 December 2015 Copyright © 2015 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. This work is…

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The associations between pathological narcissism, alexithymia and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online communities

The associations between pathological narcissism, alexithymia and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online communities

  DOI 10.1007/s40519-013-0096-x Gadi Zerach Received: 12 November 2013 / Accepted: 24 December  2013 Zerach (&) Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel e-mail: gadize@ariel.ac.il © Springer International Publishing Switzerland  2014   Abstract Purpose This study investigated the relationships between pathological narcissism, alexithymia, and disordered eating attitudes among participants of pro-anorexic online com- munities. Specifically, we explored the possible moderating role of alexithymia in the relationships between narcissistic vulnerability and disordered eating attitudes. Methods Participants included 97 Israeli female young adults who…

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The Relationship Between Borderline Personality and Obesity

The Relationship Between Borderline Personality and Obesity

The Relationship Between Borderline Personality and Obesity Randy A. Sansone, MD and Lori A. Sansone, MD Author information ►Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Obesity is a significant health problem in the United States. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand potential clinical associations with obesity, including personality pathology. From studies of personality disorders in other types of eating pathology, it appears that restrictive personality disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder) are…

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The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychology Today

The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychology Today

  Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), the risk is extreme. In fact, self-harm and suicide attempts are so prevalent in BPD that it is the only mental disorder that includes such behaviors as part of its diagnostic criteria. Almost 80% of those with BPD report a history of suicide attempts, and suicide deaths range between 8-10%. This rate is 50 times greater than that found in…

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The role of antisocial and borderline personality features in substance dependence among incarcerated females

The role of antisocial and borderline personality features in substance dependence among incarcerated females

    Addictive Behaviors 32 (2007) 1131 – 1145   Alexander L. Chapman a,⁎, Tony  Cellucci b a Department of Psychology (RCB 5246), Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 b Department of Psychology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83201-8112,  USA ⁎  Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 604 268 6932; fax: +1 604 291 3427. E-mail address: alchapma@sfu.ca (A.L. Chapman). 0306-4603/$ – see front matter © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.08.001   Abstract This study…

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Complex-PTSD: Recovery In Psychotherapy For Survivors Of Narcissistic Abuse – The Minds Journal

Complex-PTSD: Recovery In Psychotherapy For Survivors Of Narcissistic Abuse – The Minds Journal

      As a therapist specializing in the treatment of narcissistic abuse recovery, I am privileged to work with survivors in their journey of healing and moving forward to reclaim wellness. Many of my clients have been impacted by psychological abuse in love, work or family relationships. Most have experienced a form of sustained traumatic grief, which is also termed Complex PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) or C-PTSD.  Treatment for this aptly termed complex fusion of anxiety, depression, grief, and…

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