Monthly Archives: June 2012

Last But Not Least: Schizoid Personality Disorder is Not Schizophrenia But It Shares Symptoms

Our look at personality disorders is coming to an end.  It seems a good time, since the blog is going on vacation for a couple of weeks.  Yay!!!  I’m not going away but I’m going to edit my next two … Continue reading

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Do You Like Making Decisions or Do You Defer in ALL Things to Somone Else? Dependent Personality Disorder

For most of us, our teen years are simply the time between childhood and adulthood.  We can’t wait until we are adults and can make our own decisions and set our own path.  We long for independence. But for some … Continue reading

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Admit It: You Wondered About or Double Checked the Iron, Coffee Pot or Washer Before You Left the House or After Leaving on Vacation: Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

We all do.  It’s natural. Yesterday I turned around about 5 minutes from home because I wasn’t sure I’d closed the garage door.  We all want our homes, possessions, family and selves to be safe. But what happens when that … Continue reading

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Histrionic Personality Disorder – One of the Claims Arising from the Penn State Pedophilia Trial

The Huffington Post reported here that the lawyers for accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky have claimed Histrionic Personality Disorder may be a factor in his behavior. This diagnosis would not mean he’s medically incompetent, nor does it mean he is insane, … Continue reading

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Weekend Writer: What are You Doing Today and Why Are You Doing It? oh yeah, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads Out There

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  You know who you are and why you deserve recognition. And for those of you who struggle on this day because your dad wasn’t wonderful, please know you are  not alone. … Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder: 1 Personality Disorder with a Successful Treatment

A short reminder: if you have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, please do not read further. It is important you work with your medical team to ensure you the best possible outcome.  This information is provided for the general … Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder is Confusing to Everyone – Including the Patient

Let me begin by saying that if you have this disorder, stop reading right now.  It is much more important that you follow the directions of your mental health professional than read a blog which might be confusing. We are … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have a Personality Disorder, Do You?

Given the comments on the last few blogs, I realized I should probably put in some introductory comments, just to ensure we’re all on the same page. Personality disorders have been defined as the cause of long term patterns of … Continue reading

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Don’t You Hate it When Someone Says They’ll Do Something, but Don’t. Ever

I so enjoyed writing about psychopaths last week that I decided to take a look at some other personality disorders. They’re a fascinating bunch of behaviors that drive the rest of us ‘normies’ totally crazy.  The problem is, as we … Continue reading

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Weekend Writer: Are you a Veggie, an Egg or a Coffee Bean?

Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writer, where we focus a little more on fiction writing.  Thank you for your response to the two blogs Diane Capri and I published about psychopaths.  You can read Part 1 here and … Continue reading

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