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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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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 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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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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How to Have Healthy Family Relationships With Less Stress

Families are the center point of all human relationships. For some people, they are a refuge and safe haven. For others, they are a source of conflict, anxiety, and chronic stress. Having happy family relationships can be life-changing, especially for children who rely on parents and caretakers to help them develop emotional intelligence. It’s through …

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The Mental Health Benefits of Physical Exercise

Exercise is more than just a form of preventative care. It’s a proven psychological treatment that can improve symptoms of people struggling with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse. The connection between the body and the brain can shed light on how exercise can benefit mental health. If you or a loved one …

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The best treatment interventions for emotional trauma

Trauma can profoundly impact many aspects of your life, but healing is possible. Fortunately, many trauma treatment interventions can guide you toward long-term recovery. Essentially, no matter how challenging the situation might be, your trauma does not have to define your future. A traumatic event Traumatic events can leave us feeling vulnerable and unsafe in …

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Seven ways to survive a narcissistic parent

Children of narcissistic parents tend to suffer intensely, and for the most part, they also suffer alone. People who grew up with narcissistic parents are likely to blame themselves for their caregivers’ actions and behaviours, leading to low self-esteem and mental health challenges in later life. What is narcissism? A narcissistic personality disorder is one …

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