Category: Personality Disorders

Passive-Dependency

Passive-Dependency: When rearing children, there are a series of critical life stages, but arguably the most important is that related to autonomy/independence. For selfish reasons, we may not want them to grow up, but for healthy reasons, we must encourage them to do so. The child must become self-sufficient, self-sustaining and build a new life …

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Brain Event

The brain: In the DSM-5 (diagnostic and statistic manual of mental disorders – 2013), there are the developmental defects, referred to as personality disorders, with which most are familiar. For the most part, these have not changed: Paranoid Schizoid Schizotypal Antisocial Borderline Histrionic Narcissistic Avoidant Dependent Obsessive Compulsive In each case, they involve the way …

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Chaos

Chaos: The key elements are the frequent changing of self of self (jobs), risk taking behaviors, intense and unstable relationships and the probability that his idealized friend (supervisor) made him momentarily feel humiliated and abandoned, thereby triggering rage. While the patient’s emotional anguish may be attributed by him to his injury, it is, indeed, part …

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Type D Personality

Type D The concept of Type D (meaning “distressed”) Personality was introduced in 1995. The concept arises from the field of Medical Psychology and was first reported by researchers in The Netherlands. Type D individuals have a prevalence rate of 21% in the general population but may be more than double that amount in patients …

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Swaggering

Why would someone complete high school and college, and go through a series of hurdles to eventually establish a profession or business? Along the way, great amounts of time, money, anxiety, uncertainty, and deference to authority is demanded. Gratification is delayed, and physical appeal, strength, and talents unrelated to the ultimate goal are considered irrelevant. …

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burn

Burn: I had a patient who was barely 21 at the time of his injury. He was shy, poorly educated and had never dated. He had …
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hateful

Hateful

Hateful patients: It has always been irrational to be forced to treat a patient who is either physically threatening or emotionally …
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divorce

Divorce

Divorce:  While the source of post-injury disharmony is most often financial, there are more insidious problems that arise …
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