Author Archives: Louise Behiel

About Louise Behiel

Author, coach, therapist, mother and grandmother. I'm on a spiritual journey and consciously work to grow every day.

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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Psychopaths Among Us Part 2

Today, I’m happy to present part 2 of my interview/conversation with the fabulous Diane Capri.  If you’re just joining us, I recommend you read part one of our conversation here. Louise Behiel: Before we start, Diane, I wanted to congratulate … Continue reading

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Psychopaths Among Us Part 1

I recently read and reviewed an advance copy of Diane Capri’s terrific new thriller (after Don’t Know Jack) featuring a chillingly accurate villain. Fatal Distraction was released on 5/24 and is already climbing to the top of the charts garnering more rave reviews. Fatal Distraction introduces … Continue reading

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PTSD as an Outcome of Childhood Abuse

Originally, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was recognized and diagnosed in returning war veterans.  Now, it is recognized as an outcome from a traumatic situation. In fact, new research postulates that PTSD can result from events that may not seem too … Continue reading

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