personality disorder

Personality disorders are as complex as they are misunderstood; delve into this diagnosis and learn the typical cognitions, behaviors, and inner experience of those inflicted.

  • Michelle Arbeau
    Published 8 months ago
    The Epidemic of Toxic Relationships

    The Epidemic of Toxic Relationships

    It seems the past two decades have created a legion of diverse narcissists. Although, as humans, we're all capable of narcissism from time to time, what I want to explain clearly in this article is the stark difference between healthy narcissism and the toxic narcissism that creates very toxic relationships that never seem to end well (and they all end at some point).
  • Mina Ramey
    Published 9 months ago
    Never Alone

    Never Alone

    I joke about it extensively. I mention it in passing from time to time. I’ve never really talked about it, though. Partially out of fear, partially out of frustration, I try to keep it at arm’s length. Consider this my first steps to try and change that.
  • Cierra Hartmann
    Published 9 months ago
    Self-Harm
  • Emmeline Reader
    Published 9 months ago
    Let's Talk About BPD

    Let's Talk About BPD

    There was a Facebook post going around... not too long ago called "BPD awareness." It talked about how hopeless someone with BPD can feel, how guilty they feel on a daily basis, how it destroys their relationships with everyone they love—and I shared it. Because, that's what you do when you relate to something on social media, right?
  • Tina Collins
    Published 10 months ago
    Could Equine Assisted Therapy Benefit Those With Personality Disorders
  • Denise Willis
    Published 11 months ago
    Mental Illness

    Mental Illness

    I have a master's degree in psychology, and yet I am at a loss as to what is wrong with my roommate. Perhaps this is because we have been roommates for over three years, and I am too emotionally involved to be logical when it comes to figuring things out. Plus, I invited her into my home not realizing all the ramifications of her behavior, because I hadn't witnessed it yet, so that makes me a bit off as well if I have the education I have, and yet do not see what is right in front of my face.
  • Samantha Clarke
    Published 11 months ago
    A Look Behind the Mask

    A Look Behind the Mask

    Facing the reality that the person you fell deeply in love with never actually existed is unbelievably painful. While you were preoccupied with loving them and shapeshifting to please them, they were busy plotting your destruction for their own gratification.Most victims do not realize that they are being abused, or hope their partner will change for the better. Others are aware but feel trapped and helpless to leave due to codependency, financial strain, lack of family support or resources, or simply because they are afraid for their lives. Here are a few signs and flags that might indicate you are in an abusive relationship:
  • narcissistic whisperer
    Published 11 months ago
    In the Beginning, Narcissists Do These Things

    In the Beginning, Narcissists Do These Things

    Narcissists do not come with a warning on their forehead. They do come with a deeply limited repertoire of behaviors and interaction styles that are not glaringly obvious, yet are present from the beginning.
  • Alyssa Horn
    Published 12 months ago
    Being Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Jehn Kubiak
    Published about a year ago
    How My OCPD Turned into an Eating Disorder

    How My OCPD Turned into an Eating Disorder

    I told myself I would never be that person; you know, the girl who’s extremely stick-thin? The one whose ribs show beneath her shirt? The one who only eats a morsel here and there? Except my story differs extremely from the typical person who starves themselves. I don’t have any body image problems, which is the hallmark of anorexia. While I control my weight––the primary symptom, according to Mayo Clinic––I don’t really care about the number on the scale.
  • Ashley Peterson
    Published about a year ago
    Borderline Unhelpful

    Borderline Unhelpful

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has tremendous stigma associated with it. That stigma doesn't just come from people who have limited knowledge of the condition, it can also come from health care providers.
  • Marie Osuamoh
    Published about a year ago
    Wahalalafia (Pt. 7)