Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most misunderstood, wrongly-diagnosed mental illnesses. It affects an estimated 14 million Americans, or 5.9 percent of all adults. That means more people suffer from BPD than Alzheimer’s. One out of five psychiatric hospital patients has BPD, as do 10 percent of people in outpatient mental health treatment … [Read more...] about Identifying Borderline Personality Disorder in a friend or Loved one
What is sexual addiction (compulsive sexual behavior)?
Sexual addiction, which is also called sexual dependency, hypersexuality, nymphomania (females), satyriasis (males), compulsive sexual behavior and sexual compulsivity, refers to the phenomenon in which people cannot manage their sexual behavior. The individual is obsessed with sexual thoughts - thoughts which interfere with their ability to work properly, have … [Read more...] about What is sexual addiction (compulsive sexual behavior)?
Munchausen Syndrome by proxy
Munchausen Syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse. The caretaker of a child, usually a mother, either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick. Causes No one is sure what causes Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Sometimes the person was abused as a child or has Munchausen syndrome (fake illness for … [Read more...] about Munchausen Syndrome by proxy
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Histrionic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called"Cluster B" or "dramatic" personality disorders. People with thesedisorders have intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images.For people with histrionic personality disorder, their self-esteemdepends on the approval of others and does not arise from a truefeeling of self-worth. They have an … [Read more...] about Histrionic Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
People with avoidant personality disorder experience long-standing feelings of inadequacy and are extremely sensitive to what others think about them. These feelings of inadequacy leads to the person to be socially inhibited and feel socially inept. Because of these feelings of inadequacy and inhibition, the person with avoidant personality disorder will seek to avoid work, … [Read more...] about Avoidant Personality Disorder