Mental Health

Understanding Sociopaths

What is a sociopath? As I’ve said before a sociopath is a part of what is known as the dark triad alongside psychopaths and narcissists. The definition used to describe a sociopath is often interchanged with that of a psychopath by scientists and lay people alike. Like psychopaths and narcissists they are equally as lethal, charming,… Read More Understanding Sociopaths

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Understanding Phobias

What Are Phobias? In short: a phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Phobias are the most common type of anxiety disorder and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex and social background. Phobias are more pronounced than fears, you may not like having to deal with a spider in… Read More Understanding Phobias

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Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What is generalized anxiety disorder? (GAD for short) Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worries about everyday life events for no obvious reasons. People with symptoms tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, children, other family members, friends, work etc. This type of worry is often unrealistic or out of… Read More Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? A narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (fantasy or actual behaviour), an overwhelming need for admiration from those around them, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. Narcissists are part of the dark triad, alongside psychopaths and sociopaths, and they are equally capable of being serial… Read More Understanding Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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What Is A Psychopath?

Psychopathy is an extremely difficult disorder to spot, as psychopaths can appear as normal and very charming people. But underneath, they lack conscience, empathy, are manipulative, volatile and often, but not always, end up in the criminal justice system. They are part of what is known as the dark tirade (psychopaths, narcissist and sociopath) and most people are… Read More What Is A Psychopath?

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Chronic Illness: Being Proactive To Help Your Your Mental Health.

What is Chronic Illness? In short, Chronic illness is any disorder that persists over a long period and affects the body, for example, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis, osteoporosis, ALS, disabilities; cystic fibrosis, asthma, fibromyalgia, MS, the list goes on. How does it affect your mental health? When first diagnosed it most likely… Read More Chronic Illness: Being Proactive To Help Your Your Mental Health.

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What is Antisocial Personality Disorder? How Is It Treated?

In general, personality disorders are mental health conditions that affect how someone thinks, perceives, feels or relates to others. An antisocial personality disorder is one such type of personality disorder. Personality disorders usually range from mild to severe and the signs often emerge during adolescence and persist into adulthood. They can run in families and may… Read More What is Antisocial Personality Disorder? How Is It Treated?

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What Is Self-Harm?

Self-harm is a deliberate act of harming the surface of the body through cutting or burning but can also include destructive and dangerous behaviour such as misuse of alcohol or drugs. It is more common for people to think of self-harm as cutting and although any life-threatening injuries may occur, they are usually not intended… Read More What Is Self-Harm?