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)
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
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 This can distress patients severely and persistently, making them withdrawn and frantic.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, the … [Read more...] about What is Schizophrenia?
Although still relatively new, a good amount of scientific literature already exists on cyberbullying. It provides information on risk factors, trends, victim and perpetrator “profiles,” and possible prevention and management tools. A good definition is a good place to start: cyberbullying refers to the use of new digital technologies with the intended purpose of inflicting … [Read more...] about Cyberbullying
Long-term fear of terrorists may damage your heart and increase your risk for an early death, a new study from Israel suggests. Conducted by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the study involved 17,300 Israelis. In Israel, the threat of war and terrorism has been a part of life for more than 60 years. "We wanted to test whether fear of terrorism can … [Read more...] about Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds