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  • This article explores the experimental diagnostic category of malignant narcissism, one of the most destructive and inhumane of all psychiatric illnesses.

    The Malignant Narcissist: A Joyful Sadist

    The Malignant Narcissist: A Joyful Sadist

    by Leah Wells-Marshburn9

  • Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition.It is therefore vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Diagnosis

    by Mohan Kumar22

  • This article describes the traits of antisocial personality disorder, medication and treatment recommendations, and suggestions for loved ones and healthcare professionals. Real-life examples of traits and patient care are provided.

    Living With Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath

    Living With Antisocial Personality Disorder 101: The Sociopath

    by Leah Wells-Marshburn20

  • How to recognize covert narcissistic (emotional and mental) abuse and stealth psychological manipulation perpetrated by narcissists.

    Recognizing Narcissistic Abuse

    Recognizing Narcissistic Abuse

    by Sparkster Publishing63

  • Not all narcissists are the same. Despite commonly held beliefs, not all narcissists are either cerebral or somatic. There are actually many types/subtypes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    Types of Narcissists & Malignant Self-Love

    Types of Narcissists & Malignant Self-Love

    by Sparkster Publishing12

  • Everyone daydreams. But some of us daydream excessively—to the point where it interferes with our daily, real lives.

    What Is Maladaptive Daydreaming?

    What Is Maladaptive Daydreaming?

    by DaydreamerJay76

  • Many people believe that narcissists don't have feelings, but is this really true? Read on to find out.

    Do Narcissists Have Feelings?

    Do Narcissists Have Feelings?

    by The Little Shaman0

  • If there is an opposite of addiction, it might be mindfulness. While addiction often involves running from feelings and numbing pain, mindfulness involves learning to stay with and accept pain and discomfort. Practicing mindfulness skills during treatment can help maintain sobriety beyond treatment.

    Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment

    Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment

    by Kim Harris24

  • Lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This article explores whether the narcissist lacks empathy—or is simply unwilling or unable to display empathy.

    Can Narcissists Feel Empathy?

    Can Narcissists Feel Empathy?

    by Natalie Frank9

  • What can you say to a recovering addict who is craving the substance of their addiction? I was addicted to crack cocaine for 12 years. These are the words that helped me through my recovery.

    What to Say to a Recovering Addict

    What to Say to a Recovering Addict

    by Eric Dunbar39

  • For many of us, admitting that there is a substance abuse problem leads to fear, shame, and embarrassment. A willingness to break through the denial, however, can lead to live-saving perspectives.

    14 Ways People Excuse Their Substance Abuse

    14 Ways People Excuse Their Substance Abuse

    by Marilyn L Davis3

  • Gambling addiction is one of the hardest problems to stop. It can be an all-consuming behavior that can result in some very bad consequences. Here are ten ways to stop gambling forever.

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    Twelve Ways to Stop Gambling Addiction Forever

    by Michelle Tee894

  • Discusses imaging techniques determining causal factors of addiction, as well as a study showing that signs of cravings are apparent for days, and possibly even weeks or months, after death.

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    How Addiction Hijacks Our Brain Even After Death

    by Natalie Frank3

  • Afraid of roller coasters? Always left behind holding everyone's stuff as they have the time of their lives? End your fear with these steps, and soon someone else will be holding your stuff.

    How to Overcome Your Fear of Roller Coasters

    How to Overcome Your Fear of Roller Coasters

    by CSNewYork20

  • Do you have a loved one who is an alcoholic? Understand the nature of alcoholism, as well as your codependent role. I write from personal experience, having lived both sides of the equation.

    How Does an Alcoholic Ruin Your Life?

    How Does an Alcoholic Ruin Your Life?

    by Susan Reid140

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness that can be treated with medication and therapy. I've personally experienced this condition, and this article is meant to share my knowledge.

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    The Lowdown on Bipolar Disorder

    by Boo McCourt39

  • Could you recognize someone with narcissistic personality disorder? Is your co-worker, family member or lover a narcissist? Learn how to spot the telltale signs of narcissism, before it's too late!

    9 Warning Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    9 Warning Signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    by C L Grant0

  • Feeling sad on or around your birthday? You're not alone—having the birthday blues is more common than you might think. Read on for ideas on how to get over your funk.

    How to Handle the Birthday Blues

    How to Handle the Birthday Blues

    by JenBarn168

  • Bipolar disorder affects millions every day. The caretakers, family, and loved ones don't know what to do. Here are some tips on how to understand and help.

    How to Deal With Someone Who Is Bipolar

    How to Deal With Someone Who Is Bipolar

    by fortunerep169

  • Emetophobia, the fear of throwing up, is the fifth most common phobia in the world. A mother shares her daughter's journey through this paralyzing fear and how, eventually through exposure therapy, her daughter finds relief and hope to pursue her dreams.

    My Daughter's Struggle With Emetophobia (Fear of Throwing Up)

    My Daughter's Struggle With Emetophobia (Fear of Throwing Up)

    by Carla J Behr8

  • Living with and being supportive of a person with PTSD can be one of the most difficult things you will ever experience. My ex-girlfriend can attest to that.

    Living With a Person Who Suffers From PTSD

    Living With a Person Who Suffers From PTSD

    by Sean Rice49

  • Find out the cold, hard truth on how to quit smoking. Over the years, I tried to quit many times—but nothing ever worked. This is the technique I used to kick the habit for good.

    The Cold, Hard Truth About How I Quit Smoking

    The Cold, Hard Truth About How I Quit Smoking

    by jamesmuia3

  • This article discusses and reviews several books on the topic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) - a disorder that does not get nearly enough attention.

    What Is Narcissism?  Top Three Book Picks

    What Is Narcissism? Top Three Book Picks

    by Wendy Golden22

  • Frustrations and sadness can lead to angry outbursts, but consider the negative impact on your life and relationships. Take these nine steps to manage your anger.

    9 Anger Management Tips for Teens

    9 Anger Management Tips for Teens

    by Yvette Stupart PhD13

  • Anger is an extremely powerful emotion that at times can be life changing, either through single massive instances of anger or the smaller inconveniences and conflicts of day to day life.  Since anger can be so potent, knowing how people manage and...

    Anger Personality Types: Their Categories and Implications

    Anger Personality Types: Their Categories and Implications

    by Falsor Wing4

  • When we are abused, we want the abuser to take responsibility for what they've done and be held accountable for their actions. Is this possible with narcissists? Read on to find out.

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    Narcissists Cannot Take Responsibility

    by The Little Shaman0

  • A wide range of distressing experiences such as physical injury, illness, death, and natural disasters could cause trauma. But while your life might never the same again, you can recover.

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    12 Steps to Recover From Traumatic Experiences

    by Yvette Stupart PhD9

  • HSPs often struggle with friendships and relationships. This article explores where difficulties arise; then offers thoughts on how a Highly Sensitive Person can form more lasting friendships.

    HSP Topics: The Challenge of Friendships

    HSP Topics: The Challenge of Friendships

    by Peter Messerschmidt42

  • How do you shut a narcissist down in an argument? How do you prevent arguments from happening in the first place? Read on to find out.

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    How to Shut the Narcissist Down

    by The Little Shaman1

  • We're more stressed than ever! We can't sleep, concentrate or have fun. We need to relieve stress and we need to do it now. Read on to learn how...

    13 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

    13 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

    by Silver Q58

  • Existential depression might be best described as a kind of depression that is not necessarily associated with the various kinds of clinical depressions typical of mental health disorders.

    Existential Depression: A Perspective

    Existential Depression: A Perspective

    by William E Krill Jr3

  • Did you know that it's possible to get addicted to nasal sprays? Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. This is what I did to break my dependence.

    How to Break a Nasal Spray Addiction

    How to Break a Nasal Spray Addiction

    by Nicole Canfield12

  • What happens when stress builds to gigantic proportions? What happens when stress converts itself into a physical manifestation? Nonepileptic seizures explained.

    Stress Overload: Nonepileptic Seizures

    Stress Overload: Nonepileptic Seizures

    by meloncauli30

  • Bowen family systems therapy takes a multigenerational approach to treating the family system. It emphasizes the need for unresolved emotional fusion to be addressed for healthy family functioning.

    A Guide to Bowen Family Systems Therapy

    A Guide to Bowen Family Systems Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD19

  • Do you want to enhance your mental well-being? Follow these 12 steps to improve all areas of your life, including the quality of your relationships, work, and how you cope with life's challenges.

    12 Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Mental Health

    12 Great Ways to Take Charge of Your Mental Health

    by Yvette Stupart PhD16

  • Death is an inevitable part of life, but if you're suffering from necrophobia, the fear of death may feel overwhelming. In this article, we'll talk about some practical ways to overcome necrophobia.

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    Ways to Overcome Necrophobia

    by Greg Weber6

  • If you frequently feel frazzled and overwhelmed by responsibilities and everyday tasks, this article offers tips for reducing stress and coping. These are the strategies that work for me.

    How to Cope: Tips for the Easily Overwhelmed Person

    How to Cope: Tips for the Easily Overwhelmed Person

    by Crystal Tatum54

  • Like any drug, alcohol is dangerous to the abuser's body, brain, and nervous system. In order to repair the damage, it is important to understand the effects of alcohol abuse.

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    How to Reverse Damage From Alcohol Abuse

    by Roxanne Lewis44

  • A travel phobia can limit a person's life to a great degree. Are you scared to use public transportation?

    Tips for Travel Anxiety

    Tips for Travel Anxiety

    by meloncauli6

  • Stop Nicotine and Quit (SNAQ) is a chemical-free, simple plan to achieve a smoke-free life. Wean yourself, panic-free, from nicotine over a course of time that is comfortable for you.

    Stop Smoking Naturally With the SNAQ Method

    Stop Smoking Naturally With the SNAQ Method

    by Carla J Behr6

  • From the time I was a small child, I experienced bouts of depression, or "the plague," as I always thought of it. When I was a child, those dark days were worse than any boogey-man.

    Overcoming Depression:  The Bell Jar

    Overcoming Depression: The Bell Jar

    by Sue Pratt122

  • Find out how to cope with stress more effectively by knowing what kind of stress you're experiencing!

    The Four Types of Stress

    The Four Types of Stress

    by JohnMello42

  • With TV shows like Hoarders putting the national spotlight on hoarding, much has been learned about this debilitating disorder. But is hoarding more than just an anxiety disorder?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    Are Hoarders Actually Narcissists?

    by The Little Shaman18

  • As a highly sensitive person, I regularly scour the Internet and bookshops for more material that may shed light on this wonderful gift we highly sensitive people know as the HSP trait.

    10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    10 Types of Highly Sensitive People

    by Richard J ONeill22

  • So you want to stop smoking reefer, eh? It may seem like it's too hard, but I'm here to say you can do it. I successfully quit myself, and here I will share the strategies that worked for me.

    12 Tips to Quit Smoking Pot

    12 Tips to Quit Smoking Pot

    by stevenseiler26

  • Do you ever feel bummed out or just downright depressed when Christmas is over? I know I feel a little sad when all the festivities have passed. Ways to lift our moods once the holidays have passed.

    When Christmas Is Over... Post-Holiday Depression

    When Christmas Is Over... Post-Holiday Depression

    by Nicole Kiddie Granath6

  • Assumptions are a part of our everyday lives. Every decision we make is based upon them. The problem occurs when we make decisions based on assumptions that we have not validated or proven correct.

    Assumptions and the Problems They Cause

    Assumptions and the Problems They Cause

    by Denise W Anderson12

  • If you are a Highly Sensitive Person (or HSP), you may have faced a variety of struggles with work. This article examines some of the challenges and difficulties HSPs face at work, and why they exist.

    HSP Topics: Work and the Highly Sensitive Person, Part I

    HSP Topics: Work and the Highly Sensitive Person, Part I

    by Peter Messerschmidt21

  • To be a good caregiver for a patient with dementia, the person needs energy, determination, courage, and understanding. However, they also need insight, self-motivation, and enormous amount of self-care. A carer who doesn't care enough for themselves will emotionally and physically burn themselves out.

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    Caring for a Person With Dementia — Assessment

    by Mohan Kumar28

  • Everybody bottles up their emotions at some point. The trick is to realize that doing so isn't healthy. Here are some techniques that have worked for me.

    Ways to Release Your Bottled-Up Emotions

    Ways to Release Your Bottled-Up Emotions

    by marcofratelli56

  • Learn to control your fears. The good news is that phobias are easy to cure! The treatment is amazing. Learning to keep yourself calm in the face of your irrational fears is so empowering. Self-relaxation is helpful in so many other ways too.

    Fear of Bananas, Strange Phobias, and How to Cure Them

    Fear of Bananas, Strange Phobias, and How to Cure Them

    by Lela17

  • I am a shy person and have improved a lot with the simple techniques discussed here. If you are shy and aren't sure what to do, please read on...

    How to Overcome Shyness?

    How to Overcome Shyness?

    by Sakina Nasir20

  • I have written a 12-step programs for depression. These are the things that helped me get well and enjoy life again. They are not easy steps to take, but the rewards are amazing.

    12 Steps to Overcome Depression

    12 Steps to Overcome Depression

    by Sue Pratt8

  • Bipolar disorder is more than difficult for the person diagnosed with the disorder, but it is often not discussed that it may be even harder on their family and friends. There are ways to cope with someone who is bipolar.

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    How to Be Understanding With People With Bipolar Disorder

    by Nicole Canfield20

  • A skinny woman's battle with stereotypes. How American culture makes being thin synonymous with anorexia. "Skinny girls have no right to complain."

    I Was Bullied for Being Thin

    I Was Bullied for Being Thin

    by Melanie Palen221

  • If a person repeatedly overdoses on pills but always survives... and yet claims it is because of a desire to die, does it necessarily mean their intent is false? Is it attention-seeking behaviour?

    When an Overdose Becomes Attention Seeking

    When an Overdose Becomes Attention Seeking

    by meloncauli15

  • Do you have issues with anxiety? Are your anxiety meds not working well for you? Try these 5 ways to cure your anxiety naturally!

    5 Ways to Cure Anxiety Naturally

    5 Ways to Cure Anxiety Naturally

    by Nicole Canfield6

  • Trying to understand an alcoholic is an impossible task for most non-alcoholics. I used to be an alcoholic, and in this article I will attempt to take you inside the mind of someone who is dependent.

    What Is It Like to Be an Alcoholic?

    What Is It Like to Be an Alcoholic?

    by Bill Holland113

  • I am a loner. Despite how others have treated me throughout my life, I am happy. Loners are individuals, true to themselves. Why are some people loners? Can you simultaneously be a loner and be happy?

    I Am a Loner: The Happy Loner Personality

    I Am a Loner: The Happy Loner Personality

    by Hearts and Lattes0

  • Maybe you've heard the term Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, and wondered what it means, and whether it applies to you. There's a lot more to being an HSP than just getting your feelings hurt easily.

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    The Highly Sensitive Person: An Introduction

    by Peter Messerschmidt53

  • Unfortunately when you quit smoking experiencing some smoking withdrawal symptoms is common. The side effects of quitting smoking can be diverse. After quitting smoking not everyone is affected by smoking withdrawal symptoms and side effects to the...

    The Five Most Common Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

    The Five Most Common Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

    by LadySeren75

  • EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprogramming) therapy is useful in treating many anxiety and panic disorders. Learn how to self-administer this therapy anytime and anyplace.

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    How to Self-Administer EMDR Therapy

    by Audrey Kirchner20

  • Our neural pathways are wired by our beliefs, emotions and habits. They can function on auto pilot and are responsible for fight or flight responses. It is possible to rewire your brain to function differently. Here are some step by step instructions to rewire your brain to overcome fear and anxiety.

    How to Rewire Your Brain to Overcome Fear

    How to Rewire Your Brain to Overcome Fear

    by sofs56

  • The stigma surrounding methadone as treatment for opiate addiction is strong. This article seeks to dispel some of the myths related to MMT, which I successfully used to conquer my heroin addiction.

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    5 Myths About Methadone Treatment

    by becauseilive263

  • Some people who experience extreme trauma develop PTSD symptoms, including flashbacks and disturbing dreams. Although it is not possible to predict who will develop PTSD, there are some risk factors.

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Risk Factors for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    by Yvette Stupart PhD2

  • Do you know someone who you suspect to be a sociopath? Or do you wonder if you yourself may be a sociopath? Review the common symptoms below and put your speculation to rest!

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    Symptoms of a Sociopath

    by Simone Haruko Smith54

  • How do you know if you're depressed? What's the difference between depression and just being down in the dumps about something? Take the quiz below to test yourself, and also have a look at the symptoms below—though nothing beats seeing a professional for diagnosis and help, this guide might help you make an initial analysis.

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    Am I Depressed Quiz—How to Tell If You're Depressed

    by Simone Haruko Smith44

  • This article is about what is referred as the silent treatment—when a person intentionally refuses to talk to another person—and its effects on those individuals and relationships.

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    The Silent Treatment and Its Effects

    by Ezria Copper0

  • Structural Family Therapy (SFT) is an approach that focuses on the family structure, its interactions, and its hierarchy—in order to influence change in individuals and the entire family.

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    A Guide to Structural Family Therapy

    by Yvette Stupart PhD27

  • Behaviors can be analyzed clearly through the useful tool of behavioral chains. Because thoughts influence emotions and behaviors, behaviors can be traced back to thoughts and feelings.

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    Behavioral Chain Analysis: A CBT Tool

    by Blake Flannery2

  • During a panic attack, we feel like we are going to die. Rather than going to the emergency room, use these three steps to bring emotions back to a manageable level.

    Stop a Panic Attack With Three Simple Steps

    Stop a Panic Attack With Three Simple Steps

    by Denise W Anderson19

  • Electronic cigarette, e-cig, and vapor cigarette are common names for a personal vaporizer that allows one to smoke without the health hazards of regular cigarettes.

    What Exactly Is an Electronic Cigarette?

    What Exactly Is an Electronic Cigarette?

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC8

  • People fear what they don't understand—and schizophrenics are usually very misunderstood. However, the mind of a schizophrenic is unique and complex; something to be revered, not feared.

    How a Schizophrenic Mind Works

    How a Schizophrenic Mind Works

    by Rachael Fields112

  • Highly sensitive people make up 15-20% of the population, which translates to millions of people. Why then are they so widely misunderstood? Here are 25 gifts HSPs share with the world.

    25 Wonderful Aspects of Highly Sensitive People

    25 Wonderful Aspects of Highly Sensitive People

    by Richard J ONeill86

  • Family therapy pays attention to how family members influence each other’s behavior. This approach uses a wide range of techniques to improve family functioning.

    A Guide to Family Therapy Techniques

    A Guide to Family Therapy Techniques

    by Yvette Stupart PhD4

  • The love affair between bipolar and fatigue is overwhelming to the person living with this condition, as well as to everyone around him or her.

    Why Am I So Tired? Bipolar and Fatigue

    Why Am I So Tired? Bipolar and Fatigue

    by Mark Choat4

  • The seven deadly sins and gambling go together perfectly. Learn how gambling addiction progresses through each of the 7 stages of sin.

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Gambling Addiction

    The 7 Deadly Sins of Gambling Addiction

    by Krzysztof Willman19

  • Mental illness is getting more attention in the media, but it is still poorly understood by many. Misconceptions and assumptions can be harmful, but with knowledge comes the power to be a better ally.

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    How to Be a Better Mental Health Ally

    by Katy Preen1

  • Negative emotions can make us feel like we are drowning in a sea of our own judgment. Learn to deal with this negativity so that you can be prepared, even in the worst of situations.

    Using Mindfulness to Deal With Negative Emotions

    Using Mindfulness to Deal With Negative Emotions

    by Silver Q6

  • What does it mean to be mentally ill? How many people suffer from this ailment? It’s more common than you think.

    Are You Mentally Ill?  Am I?

    Are You Mentally Ill? Am I?

    by Liz Elias14

  • Studies show that it may take several attempts to successfully kick the smoking habit. For one person it may take only 5 quits to succeed; for another, it may take 10. For me, it was more than that.

    Quit Smoking Cigarettes - Becoming a Non-Smoker

    Quit Smoking Cigarettes - Becoming a Non-Smoker

    by Efficient Admin35

  • Dealing with a narcissist is an irritating and draining experience. Living with one is even worse. In this article, I share what I've learned about how to avoid falling prey to a narcissist.

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    How to Outsmart a Narcissist

    by Jennifer McLeod100

  • People who are close to someone with anxiety may feel helpless when they watch friends or family members suffer. Learn 5 practical tips for helping someone with anxiety right now.

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    How to Help Someone With Anxiety Right Now

    by Kawai3

  • An in-depth insight into anorexia nervosa—a life-threatening eating disorder that attacks the body mentally, physically, and spiritually. Written by someone who struggles with the disease.

    An Insight Into Anorexia Nervosa

    An Insight Into Anorexia Nervosa

    by Kathleen Odenthal7

  • There can be many different causes of social anxiety disorder: biological, environmental, unpleasant life experiences, current life stresses, and difficulties coping with different life stages.

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    What Causes Social Anxiety Disorder - Why Me?

    by Kawai3

  • Although you may have the best intentions and mean well, enabling an addict actually contributes to their addiction. Learn the warning signs of enabling behavior and how to break the toxic cycle.

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict

    by Sharon Smith106

  • Warning signs are those symptoms and behaviors that occur before a mental health crisis event. Each person has a unique set of symptoms. Know your signs and what to do if you experience them.

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    43 Mental Health Warning Signs to Recognize

    by Blake Flannery12

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