Understanding the Narcissist – Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Like other personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is associated with specific narcissistic traits. You may perceive someone with narcissism as arrogant, rude and self-absorbed. They often behave in ways that have a negative impact on others. But there’s more to this disorder than meets the eye, and a narcissistic person doesn’t choose their disorder.…

Understanding Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a serious psychiatric disorder that afflicts millions of adults. If you or someone you love struggles with agoraphobia, you know that it can be a severely debilitating disorder. Individuals with this disorder are frequently portrayed as having “a fear of everything.” However, the underlying issue for agoraphobics is the often paralyzing fear that…

Cutting and Self-Mutilation

Cutting is a form of self-mutilating behavior that involves intentionally harming oneself with a sharp object. It belongs to a larger group of behaviors, known collectively as self-injury or self-harm, which most commonly appear in teenagers. Despite the violence involved, people who engage in these behaviors are not typically trying to kill themselves. Instead, they…

Schizophrenia and Sleep: What You Need to Know

Schizophrenia is a mental illness with several distinctive symptoms. These include delusions and hallucinations, as well as difficulty feeling and processing emotions. Another very common symptom is disordered sleep. The connection between schizophrenia and sleep disorders is an increasing focus for researchers. Research into the link between schizophrenia and sleep is important for several reasons.…

Addictive Personality

Addiction stems from a complicated blend of psychological, social and physiological factors. But is there a recipe for addiction? Are some of us doomed to predispositions toward addiction? While some experts say that addiction is far more complex than a list of personality traits, most agree that there are commonalities worth mentioning.