Category Archives for Disorders and Therapy

What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

In the age of social media, constant validation through likes, subscribers, and selfies has added a new term to the vocabulary of modern society: narcissistic. While the Greek god Narcissus is well known for glancing one too many times in the mirror, and those who are obsessive over their exterior appearance often coin the term […]

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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an extremely difficult disorder to deal with, both for the person who has it, and, for family and friends. BPD is characterized by severe mood swings that can lead to impulsivity, low self-esteem, unstable relationships, and extreme reactions to stressors, such as psychotic episodes, severe depression, or self-harm.People affected with […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

We all have that one friend who will re-fold laundry that wasn’t folded “perfectly,” or who will obsess over a crooked painting on the wall with the excuse of, “sorry, it’s my OCD!” While crooked photos and wrinkled sheets are annoying, the realities of Obsessive- Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) stretch past organizational quirks and can […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Written by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones(This article was written for the NC Lawyers Assistance Program in January 2009.)Colloquially known as manic-depression, effective treatment is available. What is bipolar disorder and how do you know if your client has it and needs help?Bipolar disorder used to be called manic-depression because it includes major depressive and manic episodes. […]

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