Disorders

Does Multiple Personality Disorder Exist?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Disorders, Featured | 0 comments

Does Multiple Personality Disorder Exist?

Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) has been a highly controversial disorder throughout the years shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. It has been sensationalised by the media creating misconceptions and confusion. MPD is now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a real disorder affecting approximately 1-5% of the general population, although the prevalence is somewhat disputed.   DID is a disorder that has fascinated, shocked, horrified and intrigued the world. There are five criteria according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fifth...

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Everything you need to know about Narcissism

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Disorders, Featured | 0 comments

Everything you need to know about Narcissism

Narcissus stared at his beautiful reflection glittering in the pool of water below him. It sparkled with radiance in the sunlight. Mesmerised by his own beauty he remained at the pond side until eventually he wasted away and his body was no more. All that was left was a narcissus flower which bends its elegant stem so that it can bathe in the beauty of its reflection on the shimmering water’s surface.   According to the Merriam Webster dictionary definition, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is “a personality disorder characterized especially by an exaggerated sense of...

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Is autism under-diagnosed in girls?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Disorders, Featured | 0 comments

Is autism under-diagnosed in girls?

The short answer is: most probably. Autism is a highly stereotyped disorder whereby boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls are. Recent research, however, shows that girls are being overlooked or diagnosed with other disorders since they are better at masking their autistic traits. The lack of diagnosis, intervention and treatment for girls can hinder them in many ways and can even lead the development of other serious disorders, such as anorexia nervosa.   Boys with autism tend to receive clinical attention due to disruptive behaviour and language delay....

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Anorexia Nervosa: The Deadly Addiction

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in Anorexia, Featured | 0 comments

Anorexia Nervosa: The Deadly Addiction

Anorexia Nervosa is one of the deadliest psychological disorders. Without treatment, one in five sufferers will die. Ninety percent of anorexics are female, mostly in their teens. In countries with high economic status, approximately one out of every 100 adolescent girls has anorexia.   What is the personality type of an anorexic? Anorexics tend to be perfectionists and high achieving. Although they may excel in their studies or activities, they rarely acknowledge their merits and are constantly plagued by fear and doubt. Self-confidence and self-esteem tend to be quite low and fragile...

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The Dark Side of Jealousy

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Featured, Morbid Jealousy Syndrome | 1 comment

The Dark Side of Jealousy

To begin with, jealousy is a normal emotion which we all feel from time to time. It can actually be healthy to some extent in a relationship. It would be a bit worrisome if one’s partner did not feel jealous once in a while. Feelings of jealousy are usually because of the presence of a rival vying for your partner’s attentions. If you spot this and express your feelings of jealousy, this may eliminate the threat to your relationship with your partner becoming more cautious around the so-called rival. Therefore, jealousy evolved so we can sense when our relationship is threatened and do...

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Celebrity Worship Syndrome

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Celebrity Worship Syndrome, Disorders, Featured | 1 comment

Celebrity Worship Syndrome

Magazine after magazine, TV program after TV program, all churn out the latest news on celebrities. If it’s not the latest romance they are discussing, it’s the new look, if not that, the new movie. There’s always something. Have we, the readers and viewers of this constant stream of updates, come out unscathed? According to the latest research, it seems not.   As with all psychological disorders, there’s a spectrum to take into consideration from mild to extreme. If you look to celebrities for fashion tips and the latest hair trends, you’re probably ok. If you’re searching...

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