difference

There’s a lot of overlap between narcissistic personality disorder, sociopathy, and psychopathy, but many people are using the terms interchangeably when they really shouldn’t. A narcissistic personality disorder is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and psychopathy is different and usually judged based on the 20-item psychopathy checklist. The easiest…

psychopathy

Psychopathy is a mental illness or a personality disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, lack of empathy and remorse, and disinhibited, bold, and egotistical attitude. This illness is often considered synonymous with sociopathy, but they’re two different mental states. Causes may include early life factors, as well as genetics. Signs and symptoms that someone might be…

bipolar-disorder

Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness characterized by a constant swinging between mania and depression. Unlike the normal mood shifts that would normally happen, patients of bipolar disorder experience periods of intense mania and others of extreme depression. Both the manic and depressive episodes can either be brief, lasting for a few…

schizophrenia-1

Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder in which people have disturbances in thought, reality perception, and behavior. Schizophrenia can be challenging to diagnose as it involves a range of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Patients of schizophrenia usually start exhibiting features of the disorder during their mid-teens, with the males developing the illness slightly…

clinical-hypno

Hypnotherapy is a supplementary type of therapy that is used along with other forms of psychotherapy and medical treatment. Hypnotherapy is used to create change in a patient while they are in a trance-like state called hypnosis. The word “hypnosis” comes from the Greek word “Hypnos” which means sleep. The therapy aims at getting the…

anxiety

Anxiety is often characterized by excessive worrying, rapid breathing, feelings of danger, trembling, restlessness, tense muscles, difficulty concentrating, and a host of other symptoms that make it difficult to perform day-to-day life activities and duties. Public speaking, divorce, a death of a loved one, an important test are all events and situations in our life…

mbct

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques along with Eastern psychological methods such as mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and body scans. MBCT helps the patient become aware of their thinking patterns and emotional patterns with the goal of creating new, more effective patterns. MBCT was mainly…

demenia-depression

Whether the occurrence of depression in adulthood increases the risk of developing dementia in later years is still the subject of debate. Some recent studies found that depression is a risk factor of dementia, which means that if an individual suffers from depression at one point of their lives, they are at a greater risk…

meditation

We all have days when we are unusually nervous and agitated. This is different from having a type of anxiety disorder which is more severe, frequent, and could hinder normal day-to-day activities. Anxiety has evolved thousands of years ago to serve as a survival mechanism so humans can protect themselves from predators and different dangers…

emdr

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of a short-term psychotherapy that helps in healing emotional distress caused by traumatic events or experiences. EMDR utilizes different forms of bilateral stimulation, such as side-to-side eye movement, tapping on the hands or arms, buzzers in hands, and headphones with beeps. The bilateral stimulation has…

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