What is the process through which a group of people, a group in a classroom setting in particular, takes on a life of its own? How does a collection of students develop traits, indeed a personality, unique to itself? In his work, The Crowd: A Study...
This article explains the narcissistic personality disorder with all their traits. Mayo Clinic's list of possible causes is listed.
The hippocampus as shown in this Harvard Medical School diagram. Actual shrinkage of this vital area has been documented in the scans of incest survivors. It is estimated that childhood sexual abuse affects over 40 million people yearly, just in...
Understanding Trichotillomania, who it affects, and treatment options that are effective from a scientific standpoint.
This article is about people who live with what is known as Hyperthymestic Syndrome. This is when a person has a memory that defies reason, because they can remember as far back as early childhood, an ability most of us do not have.
Identity changes are inevitable when you are diagnosed with a mental illness.
The terms “psychosis” and “psychotic” are misunderstood by much of the public. Here are the facts.
People say, "You're psycho!" The problem is, people may not know what psychosis is, and they may be misusing the word. Psychotic actually means experiencing hallucinations or delusions.
When our daughter was suspected of having schizoaffective disorder, it was time for us to do some investigating. We found that it is a combination of the symptoms manifested in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The resulting psychotic break required our daughter to be in the mental health unit...
Some assessments, therapies, and treatments have been proven to be quackery, but continue to be practiced.