Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a long-standing need for the person to be taken care of and a fear of being abandoned or separated from important individuals in his or her life. This leads the person to engage in dependent and submissive behaviors that are designed to elicit care-giving behaviors in others. The dependent behavior may be see as being “clingy” … [Read more...] about Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
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Sigmund Freud first suggested the existence of what he would later call the Oedipus Complex in The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). In this work, he describes a subconscious feelings in children of intense competition and even hatred toward the parent of the same sex, and feelings of romantic love toward the parent of the opposite sex. He felt that if these conflicting feelings … [Read more...] about Oedipus Complex
Schizoid Personality Disorder is characterized by a long-standing pattern of detachment from social relationships. A person with schizoid personality disorder often has difficulty expression emotions and does so typically in very restricted range, especially when communicating with others. A person with this disorder may appear to lack a desire for intimacy, and will avoid … [Read more...] about Schizoid Personality Disorder
Authors: John R. Schafer, Joe Navarro Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; 2 edition Paperback: 192 pages This updated and expanded new edition continues the theme of the first edition of emphasizing the interviewing skills that are critical for solving criminal investigations, obtaining information, and developing intelligence. This book is structured … [Read more...] about Advanced Interviewing Techniques
Individuals with schizophrenia may hear voices that are not there. Some may be convinced that others are reading their minds, controlling how they think, or plotting against them. This can distress patients severely and persistently, making them withdrawn and frantic. Others may find it hard to make sense of what a person with schizophrenia is talking about. In some cases, … [Read more...] about What is Schizophrenia?