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Past Vs Present In Borderline Personality Disorder

Posted by A.J. Mahari What is the past vs present in borderline personality disorder? Each person diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder is often re-experiencing his or her past in what would otherwise be his or her here and now. There is a high cost to this. The person with BPD continues to live a very painful, … Read more

Emotionally Abusive Borderline Relationships

Dealing with emotionally abusive borderline relationships can cause many to not recognize the signs of abuse because they feel love or empathy towards the borderline person. Emotional abuse is usually subtle and often we do not know it is occurring. It could be controlling someone’s behavior in passive-aggressive ways, so they feel guilty about going out … Read more

Narcissists, God, And Religion

“1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 … Read more

What are Bad Nerves: Meaning, Types, and Treatment

As a psychologist, I typically ask patients to describe the emotional state or social situation that brings them to my office. In 34 years of clinical experience, I’ve heard a variety of descriptions. Some individuals have researched their symptoms and may describe themselves as depressed, anxious, phobic, obsessive-compulsive, or anorexic. Others use common words or … Read more

Why Narcissists Have Affairs & Cheat On Spouses

Narcissists cheat on their spouses, commit adultery and have extramarital affairs and liaisons for a variety of reasons which reflect disparate psychodynamic processes. The Psychodynamic Process Enables Cheating In the quest for narcissistic supply, the somatic narcissist resorts to serial sexual conquests. Narcissists are easily bored (they have a low boredom threshold) and they have a low tolerance … Read more

Alcoholics Anonymous And Its Real Oxford Group Connection

20 Years Of Input: The Oxford Group And Our Other A.A. Sources The Oxford Group is not the only source of A.A.’s principles, practices, and language. The Bible is the major source. Quiet Time, the teachings of Reverend Sam Shoemaker, the materials in Anne Smith’s Journal, and the Christian literature A.A. pioneers read are all … Read more

Depression: ICD-10 Criteria

Posted by World Health Organization The Diagnostic Criteria of Major Depression as defined by the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (World Health Organization, Geneva, 1992) F33 Recurrent Depressive Disorder The disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of depression as specified in depressive episode (mild, moderate, or severe), without any history of independent episodes of mood elevation … Read more

Women Who Wish Their Spouses Would Die

Posted by Margaret Paul, PhD | Oct 26, 2009 “I feel awful saying this,” Mary told me during one of our phone counseling sessions, “but I often wish my husband would die. I feel like a terrible person saying this, but I think about it a lot.” “I hear this fairly often,” I responded. “You are thinking this, … Read more

7 Best Cognitive Enhancers For ADHD

Posted by Adrian Carol Attention deficit disorder, whether it’s hyperactive or not, is one of the most common psychological disorders, commonly seen in children, yet prevalent among adults too. ADHD is strongly linked to the levels of two essential neurotransmitters: norepinephrine and dopamine. These two neurotransmitters help in maintaining focus, alertness, and sustaining thought and motivation. … Read more

Sexually Reactive Children

Posted by Tammy L. Ruggles | Sep 3, 2021 As parents, teachers, ministers, counselors, and childcare providers, how can we distinguish normal sex play from sexually “acting out”? And what do we do about it if we encounter sexually reactive children who engage in overt and continuous sexual behavior? Six-year-old Jason has been touching his infant foster sister … Read more

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