Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Category: Psychology

Long-Term Outcomes For Mass Shooting Survivours

Long-Term Outcomes For Mass Shooting Survivours

Since 1966, 1,102 Americans have been killed in mass shootings, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. Thousands more have been injured—both physically and psychologically. These survivors come from nearly every race, religion and socioeconomic background, living otherwise normal lives in Parkland, Florida; Aurora, Colorado; or the scores of other towns

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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

An obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterised by a pervasive preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control (with no room for flexibility) that ultimately slows or interferes with completing a task. Diagnosis is by clinical criteria. Treatment is with psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and SSRIs. Because patients with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder need

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder

An avoidant personality disorder is characterised by feelings of extreme social inhibition, inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection. The symptoms involve more than simply being shy or socially awkward. Avoidant personality disorder causes significant problems that affect the ability to interact with others and maintain relationships in day-to-day life. About 1%

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Histrionic Personality Disorder

Histrionic Personality Disorder

A histrionic personality disorder is characterised by a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking. Diagnosis is by clinical criteria. Treatment is with psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients with histrionic personality disorder use their physical appearance, acting in inappropriately seductive or provocative ways, to gain the attention of others. They lack

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Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid Personality Disorder

A Schizoid personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called “Cluster ‘A’ ” or eccentric personality disorders. People with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar. People with schizoid personality disorder also tend to be distant, detached, and indifferent to social relationships. They generally are loners who prefer solitary activities

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Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge-Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is compulsive overeating. People who binge use food as a way to cope with unwanted emotions or stress. Available treatments for binge eating include individual counselling, nutrition counselling, group/family therapy, and sometimes medication. SYMPTOMS OF BINGE EATING DISORDER Most people overeat from time to time, and many

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, commonly called bulimia, is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder. People with bulimia may secretly binge — eating large amounts of food with a loss of control over the eating — and then purge, trying to get rid of the extra calories in an unhealthy way. To get

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What Is Mansplaining?

What Is Mansplaining?

Mansplaining (a blend of the word man and the informal form splaining of the verb explaining) means “(of a man) to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner.” Author Rebecca Solnit ascribes the phenomenon to a combination of “overconfidence and cluelessness.” Lily Rothman of The Atlantic defines it as “explaining without regard

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