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Comorbidity of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Duration of Eating Disorders

Comorbidity of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders and Duration of Eating Disorders

  Gabriella Milos,1* Anja Spindler,1 Giovanni Ruggiero,2 Richard Klaghofer,1 and Ulrich Schnyder1 1 Psychiatric Polyclinic, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 2 Psychiatric Institute,  Ospedale Maggiore  Milan, Milan, Italy Accepted 19 May 2001   Correspondence to: Dr. Gabriella Milos, Universitarts Spital Psychiatrische Poliklinik, Culmannstrasse 8, 8091 Zur rich, Switzerland. E-mail: gabriella.milos@psy.usz.ch ©  2002 by  Wiley Periodicals, Inc.     Abstract: Objective: This study explored the comorbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders (ED) and examined the relationship between OCD comorbidity…

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Substance Abuse in Women With Bulimia Nervosa | Psych Central Professional

Substance Abuse in Women With Bulimia Nervosa | Psych Central Professional

By Kristina Klopfer and D. Blake Woodside, MD ~ 7 min read The high rate of comorbid substance abuse in women with bulimia nervosa (BN) has remained consistent in the literature. This article reviews the prevalence of substance abuse in BN and summarizes treatment approaches for persons with BN and comorbid substance abuse. Prevalence Studies conducted in community and clinical settings continue to demonstrate that the prevalence of substance use disorders is higher among women with BN than in women…

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Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder Differences

Psychopathy, Antisocial Personality Disorder Differences

  By Laura Nott posted on July 31, 2013 in Mental Health Psychopathy is a common term used to describe a grouping of personality traits that includes such things as impulsive behavior, lack of regard for others, lack of a normal range of emotional responsiveness and frequent deception or manipulation of others. People who have these traits are known as psychopaths or sociopaths. However, the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the primary guidebook for diagnosing mental illness in the…

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Living with Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath | HubPages

Living with Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath | HubPages

Living with Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath Updated on August 9, 2013 Leah Wells-Marshburn more Contact Author Antisocial Personality Disorder Description The term “antisocial” often is mistaken as a synonym for asocial. In fact, these two terms are very different. Antisocial is better described as a rule-breaker. Think anti-societal rules rather than anti-socialization. A person who suffers from antisocial personality disorder historically has been described as a person without a conscience, a sociopath. However, recent research suggests that the…

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“Getting better is not something we can do on our own”: the truth about personality disorders | SBS Life

“Getting better is not something we can do on our own”: the truth about personality disorders | SBS Life

The truth about personality disorders By Ruby Hamad 10 Oct 2017 – 1:56 PM  UPDATED 10 Oct 2017 – 3:31 PM All mental health conditions attract stigma and stereotypes but few are more misunderstood than personality disorders. Ruby Hamad separates the facts from the fiction. What are personality disorders? Between Hollywood films that sensationalise them, quizzes warning you may be dating them, and psychiatrists refusing to treat them, it’s no wonder many people suffering with personality disorders never get better. The American Psychiatric Association defines a personality…

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Antisocial Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality Disorders

  Glenn, A.L. & Raine, A. (2011). Antisocial Personality Disorders. In J. Decety & J. Cacioppo (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 885-894). New York: Oxford University Press.     Antisocial Personality Disorders Andrea L. Glenn1  & Adrian Raine2 1Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States 2Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States   Abstract Neuroscience research is beginning to uncover…

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ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER – Antisocial Personality Disorder – NCBI Bookshelf

ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER – Antisocial Personality Disorder – NCBI Bookshelf

  2ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER 2.1. INTRODUCTION This guideline is concerned with the treatment and management of people with antisocial personality disorder in primary, secondary and tertiary care. Various terms have been used to describe those who consistently exploit others and infringe society’s rules for personal gain as a consequence of their personality traits, including antisocial personality disorder, sociopathy and psychopathy. Both the current editions of the major classificatory systems—the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10; World Health Organization [WHO],…

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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (Also Known As: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Ocpd, Anankastic Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, Compulsion, Obsession) (Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist) What is Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder? Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder is a condition characterized by perfectionism, control, rigidity, and an overconcern with work at the expense of establishing close interpersonal relationships. An individual suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder often cannot relax because of his or her preoccupation with details, productivity, and rules. Individuals…

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Largest twin study pins nearly 80 percent of schizophrenia risk on heritability

Largest twin study pins nearly 80 percent of schizophrenia risk on heritability

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of the brain, with areas that were more active in healthy controls than in schizophrenia patients shown in orange, during an fMRI study of working memory. Credit: Kim J, Matthews NL, Park S./PLoS One. October 5, 2017 In the largest study of twins in schizophrenia research to date, researchers at the…

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Borderline Personality Disorder – Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder – Personality Disorders

Personality Disorder What is “Personality?” Personality refers to a distinctive set of traits, behavior styles, and patterns that make up our character or individuality. How we perceive the world, our attitudes, thoughts, and feelings are all part of our personality. People with healthy personalities are able to cope with normal stresses and have no trouble forming relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. What is a Personality Disorder? Those who struggle with a personality disorder have great difficulty dealing with other…

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