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Archives for February, 2016

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6 Reasons Why Self-Diagnosis Should Never Happen

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Do you diagnose yourself? If so, how?

For many of my clients the process of diagnosing themselves and others involves a quick Google search and a couple of minutes looking at WebMD or the Mayo Clinic's Symptom check lists. For others, self-diagnosis may occur after speaking with friends who have been formally diagnosed (, diagnosed by a mental health professional) or who also diagnose themselves.

Unfortunately, self-diagnosis can lead to...
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Caregivers

5 Possible Signs of Borderline Personality Disorder

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What comes to mind when you hear the term Borderline Personality Disorder? For many people who are unfamiliar with the disorder, split personality is often a common misconception. Split personality refers to a personality that is not always one way, but often changes in intensity and duration in such a way that it is impossible to predict when the person will switch up. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is...
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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare: 5 Possible Signs of Teenage Sociopathy

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How many signs would you need from an adolescent to convince you that he or she could develop into a sociopathic adult? What specific incident or incidents would cause you to identify a teenager as a developing sociopath?

For many of the parents I see in my office struggling with adolescent behavior, the number one predictor of sociopathic personality traits is often an indifferent and cold disregard for...
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