Author name: David Scourfield

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How It Feels to Live With Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Personality disorders, particularly narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), tend to get a bad rap. All this is hardly surprising given the amount of conflicting information around today. Nowadays, social media feeds, magazine articles and various other types of literature are awash with information on narcissism but is the information you read helpful or even fair? What …

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Four Understated Symptoms of a Personality Disorder

Four Understated Symptoms of a Personality Disorder

Most personality disorders tend to get a bad rap from those who don’t entirely understand what they are, what causes them and how profoundly these conditions can affect people’s lives. All you have to do nowadays is scroll through your social media newsfeed, and there you have it. Someone has written (or posted) something about …

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Narcissism and Anger: How to Protect Yourself From the Angry Narcissist

People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) usually need constant admiration, praise, and attention from others. Narcissists readily embrace the above qualities from others since they require lots of positive attention and feedback to feed their fragile, sensitive egos. However, when people with NPD don’t get their way or feel slighted by others, this may cause …

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The Hidden Signs of Depression Everyone Should Know

Depression is a common mental health disorder, with studies showing that more than 264 million people suffer from depression globally. Hidden depression The above statistics are harrowing. Yet, a proportion of individuals with depression conceal their symptoms or hide their troubling emotions from their loved ones’ – mental health professionals often refer to this condition …

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10 Reasons to Choose a Luxury Rehab Centre in Spain

Finding the right rehab facility for yourself or a loved one is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. However, researching and choosing the right rehab can feel overwhelming with so many factors to consider and the sheer number of options available. Following your own path towards long-term recovery is the ultimate …

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What It Means to ‘’Re-Experience’’ a Traumatic Event

You may have heard of the term “re-experiencing, “a sequence of trauma-related symptoms that some people experience after a stressful or traumatic event. A person presenting with re-experiencing symptoms may be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition caused by a profoundly traumatic or stressful experience.  However, not everyone who experiences trauma will develop …

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What does your attachment style say about your relationships?

Knowing your attachment style helps you navigate your relationships more easily and to understand yourself and others better and learn how to develop healthier attachments. Recognizing which attachment style you’re leaning toward can move you to greater satisfaction in your relationships. Explaining the attachment theory  Attachment goes back many years. Newborns bond with their mothers …

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What Is Meant by Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders? Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Many people experience dissociation at some stage. During a dissociative episode, you might be aware of what is happening to you or be confused or shocked by your symptoms. This experience can be frightening as various (unpleasant) symptoms are linked to dissociation, a mental health condition often triggered by a stressful or traumatic event. Feeling …

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Projection and Narcissism: The Mechanics of the Narcissistic Personality

Narcissism is” a personality disorder with a chronic pattern of abnormal behaviour characterised by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for attention and admiration, and a lack of empathy” (Power of Positivity, July 28, 2019). Various other definitions of narcissism exist, but broadly speaking, narcissists have no real sense of self-awareness and get their …

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What Does Enabling Mean and How Does It Hinder Addiction Recovery?

Helping a loved one with a substance use disorder such as alcoholism or drug use can be a harrowing experience for family members, friends, and relatives to navigate. However, “helping” is the key word here; according to researchers, there is a fine line between helping a loved one with an addiction and enabling them. What …

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