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Tell Me When: Real-Life Stalking Isn’t Sexy I’m going to tell you a story in today’s post, but I first want to provide some context, as the topic is out of the norm for me. This post is part of Stina Lindenblatt’s Tell Me When blog hop. Her debut releases January 20th from Carina Press, and as Stina mentions on her blog, Tell Me When is about “a college freshman who struggles with the aftermath of being stalked and kidnapped during her senior year of high school.” Tell Me When: Real-Life Stalking Isn’t Sexy
When tennis legend Jimmy Connors released his memoir last month, one revelation fixated the media: Connors' disclosure that nearly 40 years ago, his then-fiancée, fellow tennis great Chris Evert, had had an abortion. Reaction was swift and negative. Evert issued a short statement expressing extreme disappointment that her former partner had revealed such a "private matter. " Writing here, Jessica Luther criticized Connors, arguing that this "was not his story to tell." Regardless of whether Connors violated the principles of ethical memoir, the story reveals how challenging it can be for men to speak openly about their own reactions to a partner's abortion. When Men Want to Talk About Abortion - Hugo Schwyzer When Men Want to Talk About Abortion - Hugo Schwyzer
Personality disorder Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability.[1] The definitions may vary some according to other sources.[2][3] Official criteria for diagnosing personality disorders are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, and in the mental and behavioral disorders section of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, published by the World Health Organization. The DSM-5 published in 2013 now lists personality disorders in exactly the same way as other mental disorders, rather than on a separate 'axis' as previously.[4] Personality disorder
Assessing Addiction: Concepts and Instruments The appropriate way to assess a substance use disorder depends on the objective. Unstructured clinical interviews serve well enough for many purposes, such as satisfying third-party diagnostic requirements for reimbursement. For many essential clinical and research purposes, however, only structured (scripted) interviews afford sufficient information and reliability. Assessing Addiction: Concepts and Instruments
Axis II Axis II DSM Axis II - Personality Disorders and Intellectual disabilities Axis II is part of the DSM "multiaxial" system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient's mental health.
Axis V Axis V Axis V - Global Assessment of Functioning Scale Axis V is part of the DSM "multiaxial" system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient's mental health. This page explains DSM Axis V Axis V is for Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), a reflection of the evaluating clinician's judgement of a patient's ability to function in daily life. The 100 point scale measures psychological, social and occupational functioning.
Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. Updated: Dec 10th 2010 I receive an enourmous number of E. Mails like the following: I feel the same way too - - I am 21 years old and a jr. in college... iI have zero friends here. Does the Modern World Promote Schizoid Personality Disorder? - Personality Disorders Does the Modern World Promote Schizoid Personality Disorder? - Personality Disorders
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Dependent personality disorder Dependent personality disorder (DPD), formerly known as asthenic personality disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. This personality disorder is a long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend on others to meet their emotional and physical needs, with only a minority achieving normal levels of independence. The difference between a 'dependent personality' and a 'dependent personality disorder' is somewhat subjective, which makes diagnosis sensitive to cultural influences such as gender role expectations. Characteristics[edit] View of others[edit] Individuals with DPD see other people as much more capable to shoulder life's responsibilities, to navigate a complex world, and to deal with the competitions of life.[1] Other people appear powerful, competent, and capable of providing a sense of security and support to individuals with DPD. Dependent personality disorder
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Dysfunctional family Perceptions[edit] A common misperception of dysfunctional families is the mistaken belief that the parents are on the verge of separation and divorce. While this is true in a few cases, often the marriage bond is very strong as the parents' faults actually complement each other. In short, they have nowhere else to go.

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Brain and Brain Research Information by Viorica Marian, PhD and Anthony Shook Today, more of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another. In addition, bilingualism has positive effects at both ends of the age spectrum: Bilingual children as young as seven months can better adjust to environmental changes, while bilingual seniors can experience less cognitive decline.
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Psychological manipulation

Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics.[1] By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits.
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Specific Inventories Young Schema Questionnaire: Long & Short Forms The current version of the YSQ is the 3rd Edition, and has both long and short forms (YSQ-3). The 3rd Edition has all 18 schemas; the long form also has a scoring key and interpretation grid. To order the YSQ, please visit our new Schema Therapy Order Center website: www.schematherapy.org
Life Changes “What changed?” This is a question that any good therapist is going to ask when you first come to therapy. If you can pinpoint it a path for further exploration will appear and the rudiments of a clinical picture will start to take shape. A life change, though not always immediately apparent or in your […] Continue Reading » Psychology In Movies
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