The spectrum of Mental Health disorders is incredibly vast; we showcase the multitude of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior.
What Causes Narcissism or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
You've probably heard before that 'everyone is a little bit narcissistic at times'. True, but having a healthy sense of pride in one's accomplishments is a far cry from the clinical classification of narcissistic personality disorder.
Questions Many of the symptoms and signs that you describe applying to other personality disorders as well (for instance, histrionic, antisocial and borderline personality disorders). Are we to think that all personality disorders are interrelated?
Megalomania/Narcissistic personality disorder might be what’s ailing someone you know
I was recently watching one of the first episodes of I Dream of Jeannie where Major Roger Healy (then a captain) was bragging about personal possessions he did not have. Dr. Bellows the Air Force psychiatrist did not realize Roger believed the Genie, named Jeannie was going to use her magical powers to give him this grand lifestyle. The doctor thought the captain was probably dealing with megalomania. If you’ve not heard of this term that’s because it is no longer in use.
The Beauty Pods
TW: Body dysmorphia, eating disorder, depression Amber yawned as she brushed her long, ginger hair. Standing in front of her bedroom mirror, she studied her face, counting the freckles and the bags forming under her eyes. If only there was a way for those pods to help her get some sleep. At sixteen-years-old she was finally able to use one for her birthday, and she chose her eyes. Green eyes were great and all, but blue eyes were really in, and she wanted to catch the eye of a certain boy. She had the biggest crush on the guy that placed umpire for the high school baseball team. Kyle was his name. He already noticed her for her naturally red hair, but she had to compete with Lauren, a small, outgoing African American girl on the swim team. Amber didn't play sports; instead, she was an alto in the treble choir. Not the most glamorous or attention catching, but she didn't have many talents. Well, she had a knack for making the perfect friendship bracelet, but that wasn't anything close to special.
Adulting: Preparing Individuals with Autism
The transition from adolescence to adulthood does not always receive as much attention as is needed. Often transition services are limited, leaving individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) without the level of preparation needed for “adulting”. Areas such as leisure skill development and vocational preference are often not fully addressed. We need to begin preparing individuals with ASD as early as possible for the future and place an emphasis on lifelong skills in our curriculum planning.
Addiction to the Internet causes Psychiatric Disorders
For the last so many years, almost all countries are facing an increasing number of internet users. Especially in the youth, almost all the youths are having an addiction to the internet, likewise, they use watching pornography, playing the excessive game, texting entire day, and emailing. These all are having effects of psychiatric symptoms on excessive use of the internet. So I'm going to tell you about the physiological disorder which is caused because of this, how it affects our body.
Feeling No Emotions
I used to always try to be empathetic and feel what others felt. I wanted to act appropriately when any situation was brought to me. With that in mind, I would try to feel what it would be like if I had mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, psychotic, etc. There were few things I didn't acknowledge or think about. It wasn't a problem, for situations with those illnesses would rarely pop up. It never came to me, though, that I wouldn’t have to act in order for me to experience what it was like to have an illness.
Moving into having BPD and trying to make a living for oneself, things don't get much better. While everyone has their own different list of extremes with various life circumstances meaning more to them than the next person, trying to find the right job with the right managers and colleagues is right up there.
It's Okay to Not Be Okay
Trigger warning for mental illness and psychosis People who are “going crazy” often have no idea they’re losing their grip on reality. Television and movies have a tendency to dramatize mental breakdowns, but they’re much more like a roller coaster, with upward turns and drastic downfalls, rather than a bomb exploding. When you think of someone “losing it.” you probably imagine a person who just “snaps.” And then bad things happen. The police get called. There may be casualties. Someone might be led away to sit in the back of a cop car before going to jail (or an asylum-like place, as we’re led to believe in a film like 2019’s Joker).
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), also known as Multiple/split personalities, is a mental dissociative disorder where the patient experiences separate states of personality. It is caused by childhood trauma, generally before the age of eight. Most of the time, they are unaware that they have an alter ego living in their body. This is because the alter who performs the daily tasks, also called the host, is protected from their past trauma. For example, I was not aware of my alters until around the age of 16, when I first learned about the disorder and related to the symptoms. I still do not know what happened, but some of them do. I am able to go about my daily life without the pain caused by the trauma. That might sound selfish, but it is there so we as a whole, can live through life. We are all one team.
In the Streets, Screaming at Nothing
I watched an emotional movie yesterday about a boy with schizophrenia. They called it an illness in the movie but I know now what it really is. I used to think in black or white, 'this is really bad, hearing voices! I see terrible things that are not real!' Now understanding the truth leaves me a bit hopeful for our future. You see, If I were to speak to the right doctor he would diagnose me with this disorder. Luckily for me and my Divine protection, I spoke to a doctor who believes in me. Schizophrenia is an illness if you believe it to be so. Schizophrenia is a parasite of collective consciousness that attaches to a special person on a specific frequency. Schizophrenia is a biological weapon formed against special persons to invade their natural perceptions and twist their realities so they may live in fear then spreading that energy to those around them. Schizophrenia has many names in many ancient societies. It causes misunderstanding so great, we may just call it what happened at the Tower of Babel.
Let me tell you a little story about how I developed Trichotillomania. When I was a young girl in elementary school I was bullied and picked on for most of 4th grade through 6th grade. As a young kid I didn’t really know how to handle all that pressure and stress so one day I started pulling my eyebrows out. Of course that made the bullies pick on me even more, so my mom decided to take me out and home school me for middle school. I’m so glad she did! I really hated my life at that point because of those bullies. I hated myself too, no kid should hate themselves but I really did. Eventually though as I got older I began to fully love myself and all of myself, still though I struggle... even now I struggle with Trichotillomania. So you’re probably wondering... what is Trichotillomania? Well it is disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out body hair. The urges involve pulling out hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body. In my case I pull my eyebrows out, sometimes my eyelashes and sometimes my leg hair. I know that it may sound really weird but that’s just something I do to deal with stress.