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Borderline personality disorder

The disorder is recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Because a personality disorder is a pervasive, enduring, and inflexible pattern of maladaptive inner experiences and pathological behavior, there is a general reluctance to diagnose personality disorders before adolescence or early adulthood.[5] However, some emphasize that without early treatment the symptoms may worsen.[6] There is an ongoing debate about the terminology of this disorder, especially the suitability of the word "borderline".[7][8] The ICD-10 manual refers to the disorder as Emotionally unstable personality disorder and has similar diagnostic criteria. Signs and symptoms[edit] Symptoms include: Emotions[edit] While people with BPD feel joy intensely, they are especially prone to dysphoria, or feelings of mental and emotional distress. Behavior[edit] Self-harm and suicide[edit] Self-harming or suicidal behavior is one of the core diagnostic criteria in the DSM IV-TR. Sense of self[edit] Related:  Mental

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows: Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. Abilify / Xanax / Ativan 90mg Abilify 1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth 10mg Adderall 10mg Ambien Bath Salts 15mg Buspar (snorted) 4 Butalbitals Butane Honey Oil 250mg Cephalexin 1/2 gram Cocaine Computer Duster (2 squirts) 2 bottles of Cough Syrup 1 “Bump” of Crystalmeth 4mg Dilaudid 1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine 60mg Geodon Hash Huffing Gas Huffing Lighter Fluid 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax 3mg Klonopin 10mg Loritab Marijuana (Kine Bud) G13 Marijuana Morphine IV Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset) 2mg Nicotine Gum Nitrous Oxide 2mg Xanax

Narcissistic personality disorder - Wikipedia, ... Symptoms[edit] Some people diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy.[4] Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include:[1] Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishmentsExpects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from othersEnvies others and believes others envy him/herIs preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligenceLacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of othersIs arrogant in attitudes and behaviorHas expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic Another narcissist symptom is a lack of empathy. Eating disorders[edit] Professional attainment[edit] Causes[edit] Theories[edit] Splitting[edit] Diagnosis[edit]

Anger Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response. Often it indicates when one's basic boundaries are violated. Some have a learned tendency to react to anger through retaliation. Anger may be utilized effectively when utilized to set boundaries or escape from dangerous situations. Anger may have physical correlates such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.[4] Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight brain response.[5] Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force.[6] The English term originally comes from the term anger of Old Norse language.[7] Anger can have many physical and mental consequences. Psychology and sociology[edit] Afferent development[edit] Extension of the Stimuli of the Fighting Reactions. Rage[edit] Symptoms[edit] Passive anger[edit]

Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality Google’s driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory. Eventually (though not yet) automated vehicles will be able to drive better, and more safely than you can; no drinking, no distraction, better reflexes, and better awareness (via networking) of other vehicles. Within two or three decades the difference between automated driving and human driving will be so great you may not be legally allowed to drive your own car, and even if you are allowed, it would be immoral of you to drive, because the risk of you hurting yourself or another person will be far greater than if you allowed a machine to do the work. That moment will be significant not just because it will signal the end of one more human niche, but because it will signal the beginning of another: the era in which it will no longer be optional for machines to have ethical systems. But what should we do about it?

Dissociation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dissociation (in the wide sense of the word) is an act of disuniting or separating a complex object into parts. Dissociation may also refer to: Affection A kiss on the cheek, forehead, nose, mouth or lips expresses affection. Restricted definition[edit] More specifically, the word has been restricted to emotional states, the object of which is a living thing such as a human or animal. Affection is compared with passion, from the Greek "pathos". Expression[edit] Affection can be communicated by words, gestures, or touches. Affection can be displayed in different manners in different cultural societies. See also[edit] References[edit] Notes Jump up ^ affection - Definitions from Dictionary.comJump up ^ 17th and 18th Century Theories of Emotions > Francis Hutcheson on the Emotions (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)Jump up ^ according to Communication professor Kory Floyd of Arizona State UniversityJump up ^ Infant Observation: International Journal of Infant Observation and Its ApplicationsJump up ^ up ^ Clarke, John R. (2001). Sources Further reading[edit] External links[edit]

When Books Could Change Your Life: Why What We Pore Over At 12 May Be The Most Important Reading We Ever Do A girl I once caught reading Fahrenheit 451 over my shoulder on the subway confessed: "You know, I'm an English lit major, but I've never loved any books like the ones I loved when I was 12 years old." I fell slightly in love with her when she said that. It was so frank and uncool, and undeniably true. Let's all admit it: We never got over those first loves. Listen to the difference in the voices of any groups of well-read, overeducated people discussing contemporary fiction, or the greatest books they've ever read, and the voices of those same people, only two drinks later, talking about the books they loved as kids. It's not just that these books, unlike adult literature, have been left unsullied by professors turning them into objects of tedious study. Let me put it another way: When was the last time a book changed your life? It's not that children's books are pure entertainment, innocent of any didactic goal--what grownups enviously call "Reading for Fun."

Warped Reality and Retroactive Emotional Conten... The Narcissist's Warped Reality and Retroactive Emotional Content The Narcissist's Depersonalization and Derealization Frequently Asked Question # 39 Read more and buy the book(s) By: Dr. Click HERE to view the video Malignant Self Love - Buy the Book - Click HERE!!! Relationships with Abusive Narcissists - Buy the e-Books - Click HERE!!! READ THIS: Scroll down to review a complete list of the articles - Click on the blue-coloured text! Question: How does a narcissist experience his own life? Answer: As a prolonged, incomprehensible, unpredictable, frequently terrifying and deeply saddening nightmare. The False Self is nothing but a concoction, a figment of the narcissist's disorder, a reflection in the narcissist's hall of mirrors. This inner battle is so fierce that the True Self experiences it as a diffuse, though imminent and eminently ominous, threat. The narcissist hurts people around him, or breaks the law, or violates accepted morality. (continued below) Also Read The Stripped Ego More FAQs

Dissociative identity disorder Although neither epidemiological surveys nor longitudinal studies have been done, it is thought DID rarely resolves spontaneously. Symptoms are said to vary over time.[6] In general, the prognosis is poor, especially for those with co-morbid disorders. Dissociative disorders including DID have been attributed to disruptions in memory caused by trauma and other forms of stress, but research on this hypothesis has been characterized by poor methodology. Definitions[edit] Signs and symptoms[edit] The number of alters varies widely, with most patients identifying fewer than ten, though as many as 4,500 have been reported. Co-morbid disorders[edit] Borderline personality disorder[edit] Causes[edit] Research is needed to determine the prevalence of the disorder in those who have never been in therapy, and the prevalence rates across cultures. Developmental trauma[edit] Delinking early trauma from the etiology of dissociation has been explicitly rejected by those supporting the early trauma model.

Screw Positive Thinking! Why Our Quest for Happiness Is Making Us Miserable Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Sergey Nivens December 4, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The man who claims that he is about to tell me the secret of human happiness is eighty-three years old, with an alarming orange tan that does nothing to enhance his credibility. “So you wanna know?” “Here it is, then,” Dr. The audience combusts. The logic of Schuller’s philosophy, which is the doctrine of positive thinking at its most distilled, isn’t exactly complex: decide to think happy and successful thoughts — banish the spectres of sadness and failure — and happiness and success will follow. The organisers of Get Motivated!

The Narcissist's Reality Substitutes The Narcissist's Reality Substitutes By: Dr. Sam Vaknin Click HERE to Watch the Video Malignant Self Love - Buy the Book - Click HERE!!! Relationships with Abusive Narcissists - Buy the e-Books - Click HERE!!! READ THIS: Scroll down to review a complete list of the articles - Click on the blue-coloured text! Pathological narcissism is a defense mechanism intended to isolate the narcissist from his environment and to shield him from hurt and injury, both real and imagined. The unintended consequence of this fictitious existence is a diminishing ability to grasp reality correctly and to cope with it effectively. Yet, deep inside, the narcissist is aware that his life is an artifact, a confabulated sham, a vulnerable cocoon. To avoid the agonizing realization of his failed, defeat-strewn, biography, the narcissist resorts to reality-substitutes. The narcissist's reality substitutes fulfill two functions. (continued below) Click HERE to buy the print edition from Barnes and Noble Copyright Notice

Somatization disorder Somatization disorder (also Briquet's syndrome) is a mental disorder characterized by recurring, multiple, and current, clinically significant complaints about somatic symptoms. It was recognized in the DSM-IV-TR classification system, but in the latest version DSM-V, it was combined with undifferentiated somatoform disorder to become somatic symptom disorder, a diagnosis which no longer requires a specific number of somatic symptoms.[1] Still, ICD-10, the latest version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, still includes somatization syndrome.[2] Symptoms and criteria[edit] DSM-V[edit] In the DSM-5 the disorder has been renamed to somatic symptom disorder (SSD), and includes SSD with predominantly somatic complaints (previously referred to as somatization disorder), and SSD with pain features (previously known as pain disorder).[3] DSM-IV-TR[edit] The DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria are:[4] ICD-10[edit] Epidemiology[edit] Explanations[edit]

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