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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Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) — Out of the FOG

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) — Out of the FOG

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a condition that results from chronic or long-term exposure to emotional trauma over which a victim has little or no control and from which there is little or no hope of escape, such as in cases of: domestic emotional, physical or sexual abuse childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse entrapment or kidnapping. slavery or enforced labor. long term imprisonment and torture repeated violations of personal boundaries. long-term objectification. exposure to gaslighting & false accusations…

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Introduction: Narcissistic personality disorder is classified as cluster B personality disorder. It shows general symptoms of exaggeration of self importance, lack of empathy, and some cases show signs of depression (Butcher J.N. et al. 2010). People with Narcissistic personality disorder generally react unusually strong to criticism. The most prominent diagnostic factor used in DSM to diagnose Narcissistic personality disorder is the feeling of grandiosity (Butcher J.N. et al. 2010). It is suggested that this grandiosity is a cover for very…

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Signs of Narcissistic Abuse – NarcAware

Signs of Narcissistic Abuse – NarcAware

Signs of Narcissistic Abuse The following signs will indicate if you are a victim of narcissistic abuse, this was posted by a participant on a narcissistic forum, but gives a very good insight on how to identify if you are in a narcissistic abuse connection. You Doubt Yourself Do you recognise that you’re doubting yourself more than you ever have before?  Victims of narcissistic abuse often appear uncertain of themselves, constantly seeking clarification that they haven’t made a mistake or…

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Eating disorders | University of Maryland Medical Center

Eating disorders | University of Maryland Medical Center

Eating disorders Description An in-depth report on the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Alternative Names Anorexia; Bulimia; Binge eating Highlights Eating Disorders Overview Eating disorders typically occur in young women. Bulimia nervosa involves a pattern of bingeing and purging. Many people with bulimia nervosa also suffer from depression. Anorexia nervosa involves a pattern of self-starvation. Patients often have an accompanying anxiety disorder (such as obsessive compulsive disorder) or depression. Patients with anorexia and depression have a high risk for…

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Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders With Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders With Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

  Walter H. Kaye, M.D. Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D. Laura Thornton, Ph.D. Nicole Barbarich, B.S. Kim Masters, B.S. Article Price Foundation Collaborative Group Objective: A large and well-character- ized sample of individuals with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa from the Price Foundation collaborative genetics study was used to determine the fre- quency of anxiety disorders and to under- stand how anxiety disorders are related to state of eating disorder illness and age at onset. Method: Ninety-seven individuals with anorexia nervosa,…

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