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Month: April 2015

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

In examining, defining, and understanding the explanation to the question what is narcissistic personality disorder it is important to consider that the myth the name of this personality disorder stems from is often very misleading to answering this very question. The term Narcissistic comes from a character in Greek mythology, called Narcissus. He saw his reflection in a pool of water and fell in love with it. Even more to the point, to accurately reflect the gravity and meaning of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and what narcissism in this context is to further explain this personality disorder, is that, more than falling in love with his reflection, Narcissus, was singularly focused on himself. He was totally absorbed with his own reflection to the negation of everything and everyone else around him. This is metaphorical for the way in which those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are so self-absorbed and focused on “self” that they lack empathy, compassion, and even (in most cases) an understanding or acknowledgment of others. How another person could feel in relation to their behavior, or words. How others feel invisible and very abandoned, dismissed, and devalued by those with NPD (to varying degrees). How others for the narcissist only serve as narcissistic supply which the narcissist manipulates others for and takes from others to fill up his or her empty wounded “self” such as it is....

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How to be Found Online With “More Than Just A Website”

Press Release: How to be found online. mental health matters has been a partner with TherapySites for many years, and many of the visitors and authors are mental health professionals. With Google putting more emphasis on mobile friendly websites, TherapySites is offering a new deal that I wanted to share with you all. Since the Internet’s inception in 1992, over 40 percent of the world’s population is currently connected to the Internet. With Google now processing around 40,000 searches every second, it’s more important than ever to maintain an active online presence. With the billions of searches occurring every...

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What Is Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression, also known as Postnatal Depression is a type of depression experienced by women after giving birth. It is not to be confused with the ‘baby blues’ which are normal feelings of tearfulness that approximately 85% of women experience within three to ten days of having a baby. postpartum depression is a deeper and more intense depression which does not lift. It is extremely common and affects around one in ten women. It can start anytime within the first six months after birth and affects women regardless of age, race, income level and cultural background. About a third of women show signs of PD in pregnancy which continue after the birth. PD can appear gradually, or suddenly and symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Postpartum Depression has many symptoms including very low mood anxiety, which can be overwhelming feeling unable to cope difficulty sleeping feeling irritable and angry feeling worthless and hopeless extreme guilt feelings of hostility towards your partner or baby lack of interest in sex reduced appetite thoughts and feelings of wanting to harm yourself or your baby Psychotic thoughts Postpartum Depression occurs for a variety of reasons, although there are certain risk factors which increase the likelihood of developing it, including: The pregnancy being unplanned, or having mixed feelings about it Changes in hormone levels during and after pregnancy A difficult or traumatic...

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Mental Health: How Can Doctors Avoid Negligence?

mental health issues have always been surrounded by misunderstanding. While it feels like a concept that’s existed forever, our knowledge of mental health is still in its relative infancy. So how can Doctors avoid negligence when dealing with possible mental health issues? Depression, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder and a variety of other sicknesses of the mind are still poorly understood by both medical professionals and the general public. And nowhere are misunderstandings more dangerous than in clinical practices. Failing to grasp the severity of a patient’s mental condition can be a literal question of life and death. The...

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Taking Steps to Help Victimized Children and Juvenile Offenders Change Their Lives

In the United States, there were close to 74 million youths (those under 18 years of age) in 2012 according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Sadly though, large numbers of America’s children are victims of violence and/or end up committing offences themselves. But there are steps we can take to help victimized children and juvenile offenders change their lives. Statistics show that in 2008, for example, an estimated 60 percent of the country’s children were exposed to violence, crime, or abuse in their homes, schools, and communities within a 12-month period. The devastating mental, emotional, and physical...

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