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Narcissism and Addiction | Dual Diagnosis

Narcissism and Addiction | Dual Diagnosis

Narcissism and Addiction Almost everyone on the planet has at least a little bit of self-love. That’s the element that gives people confidence and magnetism, and it’s the sort of personality attribute that can make a person seem attractive or even powerful. But humility is also an important part of the psyche of a healthy adult, as it allows people to respect others and balance the needs of the self against the needs of society as a whole. When that…

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Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

  May 01, 2012 | By Robert J. Gregory, MD Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often high users of health care and may present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats.1 As with the boy who cried wolf, inpatient consultants and health care providers may end up feeling manipulated and may not take suicide risk very seriously. CASE VIGNETTE Ms A, a 22-year-old, was brought to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance; she had overdosed…

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New Insights Into Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

New Insights Into Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

February 29, 2016 | By Elsa Ronningstam, PhD Despite its survival and final inclusion in DSM-5, narcissistic personality disorder remains a controversial diagnosis. With a lifetime prevalence of 6.2%, it is less frequently identified in psychiatric settings but more often seen in private practice and applied to higher-functioning patients.1,2 Conceptualizations and diagnostic definitions of narcissistic personality disorder have primarily focused on the more strikingly provocative, self-enhancing, entitled interpersonal behaviors and attitudes that tend to capture the attention of clinicians rather…

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Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

January 09, 2013 By Robert S. Biskin, MDCM and Joel Paris, MD Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently seen in clinical practice. Over the past 2 decades, research on BPD has increased substantially, with concomitant specialized psychotherapies that have been proved to be effective. A number of pharmacological agents have also been investigated, but results have been mixed.1 One of the enduring challenges in treating patients with BPD is that only a minority have straightforward clinical presentations with no comorbidity….

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Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents | Psychiatric Times

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents | Psychiatric Times

May 09, 2012 |  By Blaise Aguirre, MD Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently encountered in a variety of clinical settings.1 On inpatient units, it is estimated that 20% of patients have comorbidity with BPD. In outpatient clinics, 11% of patients meet diagnostic criteria for BPD. Despite these statistics, BPD has neither the same level of public awareness nor the same level of research funding that other major psychiatric diagnoses have. The American psychoanalyst Adolph Stern was the first to…

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Update on Diagnostic Issues for Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Update on Diagnostic Issues for Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

By Peter Fonagy, OBE, FMedSci, FBA, PhD, Chloe Campbell, PhD, and Anthony W. Bateman, MA, FRCPsych Premiere Date: July 20, 2016 Expiration Date: January 20, 2018 This activity offers CE credits for: 1. Physicians (CME) 2. Other ACTIVITY GOAL The focus of this article is on diagnostic issues in borderline personality disorder. LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to: • Discuss the traditional DSM approach to personality disorders • Recognize the changes in…

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Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bulimia

Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bulimia

  Contributor: Camille Williams, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist at Timberline Knolls Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by intense emotions, impulsivity, and experiencing life in extremes. Individuals with BPD have a difficult time managing their emotions effectively because of the intensity of the emotions experienced. Emotions can influence the use of impulsive behaviors as a way of coping and because of the lack of rational cognition accessible. This can look like a rollercoaster life with emotions constantly up and…

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Mapping the Scale of the Narcissism Epidemic: Increases in Narcissism 2002–2007 Within Ethnic Groups

Mapping the Scale of the Narcissism Epidemic: Increases in Narcissism 2002–2007 Within Ethnic Groups

  Article in Journal of Research in Personality · December 2008 DOI:  10.1016/j.jrp.2008.06.014 2 authors:   Jean M. Twenge San Diego State University 111 PUBLICATIONS  12,334 CITATIONS Joshua Foster University of South Alabama 51 PUBLICATIONS  2,821 CITATIONS   Brief Report Mapping the scale of the narcissism epidemic: Increases in narcissism 2002–2007  within  ethnic groups Jean  M.  Twenge a,*,  Joshua  D. Foster b a Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4611, USA b Psychology…

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Connecting the obesity and the narcissism epidemics

Connecting the obesity and the narcissism epidemics

  Article info: Article history: Received  10  May 2016 Accepted  9  August 2016   Abstract Obesity and metabolic syndromes are major threats to health in both developed and developing coun- tries. This opinion article is a holistic attempt to understand the obesity epidemic, by connecting it to the widespread narcissism in society. The narcissism epidemic refers to an increased prevalence of status-striving individualism and a decreased sense of community, observed in Westerns populations and spreading worldwide. Based on social personality…

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Teenage aggression linked to neglect

Teenage aggression linked to neglect

September 19, 2017 by Katherine Gombay Nearly half of all teenagers investigated for neglect by Ontario’s child welfare agencies and exhibiting signs of aggression are abandoned by their parents. This is because the parents are not willing or able to remain the primary caregivers for their adolescents. This startling finding comes from one of the first large-scale studies of Canadian data on maltreatment and aggressive behaviour in children and youth. The results have implications for North America as a whole….

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