Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Special article 1Medical specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine and in Psychiatry, Psychologist and Doctor in Psychology, Forensic physician in the “Juzgado de Instruccion” (Instruction Courts) of Madrid 2Cibersam, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad del País Vasco   Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2010;38(5):249-261   Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications Violencia y trastornos de la personalidad: implicaciones clínicas forenses Several studies have provided strong evidence that personality disorders (PD) represent a significant clinical risk for violence. This review has aimed…

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Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Friday 16 May 2014 1:56PM Lynne Malcolm According to new research, young people today are significantly more narcissistic than during the 1980s and 1990s. Are we in the middle of a narcissism epidemic and, if so, who or what is to blame? Lynne Malcolm investigates.  The term narcissism comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, the handsome young man who falls in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Narcissism is also a concept in psychoanalytic…

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Relational Victimization Predicts Children’s Social-Cognitive and Self-Regulatory Responses in a Challenging Peer Context

Relational Victimization Predicts Children’s Social-Cognitive and Self-Regulatory Responses in a Challenging Peer Context

  Karen D. Rudolph, Wendy Troop-Gordon, and Megan Flynn Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Dev Psychol See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract This study examined whether exposure to relational victimization was associated with children’s thoughts, emotions, and behavior in an unfamiliar, challenging peer context. Children (110 girls, 96 boys; M age = 10.13 years, SD = 1.16) reported on their exposure…

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A systematic review on the relationship between antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorder diagnostic traits and risk of violence to others in a clinical and forensic sample

A systematic review on the relationship between antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorder diagnostic traits and risk of violence to others in a clinical and forensic sample

  Lowenstein et al. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation (2016) 3:14 DOI 10.1186/s40479-016-0046-0 Joe Lowenstein*, Charlotte Purvis and Katie Rose Correspondence: lowenstein@nhs.net Pan Dorset Pathfinder Service, Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, St. Ann’s Hospital, 69 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LN, UK © 2016 The Author(s). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give…

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Thyroid hormones and adult interpersonal violence among women with borderline personality disorder

Thyroid hormones and adult interpersonal violence among women with borderline personality disorder

  Cave Sinai a,n, Tatja  Hirvikoski b, Anna-Lena  Nordström a, Peter Nordström a, Åsa Nilsonne a, Alexander Wilczek a, Marie Åsberg c, Jussi Jokinen a,d a Department of Clinical Neuroscience/Psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden     b Department of Children’s and Women’s Health, Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND), Gävlegatan 22B, 113  30  Stockholm, Sweden c Department of  Clinical  Sciences, Karolinska Institutet,  Danderyd Hospital,  Stockholm, Sweden d Department of  Clinical  Sciences/Psychiatry, Umeå University, Umeå, …

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Borderline personality disorder and violence in the UK population: categorical and dimensional trait assessment

Borderline personality disorder and violence in the UK population: categorical and dimensional trait assessment

González et al. BMC Psychiatry  (2016) 16:180 DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0885-7 Rafael A. González1,2, Artemis Igoumenou3*, Constantinos Kallis3 and Jeremy W. Coid3 * Correspondence: a.igoumenou@qmul.ac.uk 3Violence Prevention Research Unit, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK Full list of author information is available at the end of the article © 2016 The Author(s). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided…

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Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

Key Concepts and Terms:     Personality Style = deeply ingrained, pervasive pattern of inner experience and interpersonal behavior that is relatively stable from adolescence through adulthood = “who we are.”     Personality Traits = characteristics of behaving, interacting, and reacting that define our personality style.  E.g. vulnerability to criticism, entitlement, and difficulty with empathy. Personality Disorder = collection of personality traits that is markedly deviant from the individual’s culture and that leads to conflict or chaos in multiple life areas,…

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The prevalence of personality disorders in Portuguese male prison inmates: Implications for penitentiary treatment

The prevalence of personality disorders in Portuguese male prison inmates: Implications for penitentiary treatment

    Análise Psicológica (2015), 3 (XXXIII): 279-290                                                                                                                                                                                        doi: 10.14417/ap.975 Nélio Brazão* / Carolina da Motta* / Daniel Rijo* / José Pinto-Gouveia* * CINEICC – Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra Submissão: 05/11/2014                                                                                                  Aceitação: 28/04/2015   Prison inmates are known to be a population with a high prevalence of mental disorders. Most of these disorders are chronic and difficult to treat, particularly in what…

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Comorbidity-independent Risk for Suicidality Increases with Bulimia Nervosa but not with Anorexia Nervosa

Comorbidity-independent Risk for Suicidality Increases with Bulimia Nervosa but not with Anorexia Nervosa

    Lindsay P. Bodell, M.S., Thomas E. Joiner, Ph.D., and Pamela K. Keel, Ph.D. Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at J Psychiatr Res See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Background Eating disorders are serious psychiatric illnesses with high levels of suicidality and high comorbidity. However, no study has established the extent to which suicidality is uniquely associated with eating disorders rather…

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NIMH » Bipolar Disorder

NIMH » Bipolar Disorder

Overview Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. There are four basic types of bipolar disorder; all of them involve clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated, and energized behavior (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes). Less severe manic periods…

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