February 14, 2018

The label narcissist is used loosely these days, typically to indicate anyone who is vain and selfish, but the true personality disorder and its traits run much deeper, and carry long-term debilitating effects for those involved with such people.

If you were raised by...

February 14, 2018

While bipolar and borderline personality disorder have similar symptoms — such as extreme mood swings — that can oft confuse the two, they’re completely different conditions that have their own unique treatments.

Diagnosing either of the disorders is extremely difficult...

February 14, 2018

Personality is the way of thinking, feeling and behaving that makes a person different from other people. An individual’s personality is influenced by experiences, environment (surroundings, life situations) and inherited characteristics. A personality disorder is a wa...

February 5, 2018

Looking Through the Trauma Lens: The Trauma  Behind our Psychiatric Symptoms and our Psychological Issues

Where do our symptoms and problems come from?

There are, in my opinion, two causes of psychiatric symptoms and psychological issues. The first is genetics.  Our geno...

February 5, 2018

What's your addiction? Whether you're dealing with an addiction to alcohol, tobacco, sex, drugs, lying or gambling, admitting that you have a problem is always the first step to overcoming it, and it is not easy. Now it's time to make a plan for quitting, seek help, an...

February 5, 2018

Families trying to help a loved one struggling with addiction get a lot of mixed messages. “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” And that’s often true. Then again, you hear the “three Cs” of addiction recovery: You didn’t cause it, yo...

February 5, 2018

Addiction can be both chemical and behavioural. The key aspects of any addiction is tolerance (a need for more and more) and withdrawal (physical or psychological symptoms that are felt when you aren’t able to have your ‘addiction’).  As the addiction becomes stronger...

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