Personality Disorder

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Mental illness is a frequent partner of substance abuse and addiction, although the cause-and-effect between the two isn’t always clear. However, the issue is a prevalent one that needs to be considered anytime treatment is sought for substance abuse, because diagnosing both correctly is a...

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Do I Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

We've all done it: called the arrogant, self-righteous, unsympathetic person we know a [caption id="" align="alignright" width="220"] Narcissus (oil on canvas) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] "narcissist" and we may have even felt pretty confident that they are most certainly suffering from a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  It's a buzzword...

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Behavioral Health Educational Seminar: Complex Approaches for Complex Disorders

[caption id="attachment_4878" align="alignright" width="300"] Christina Howard introducing David Miklowitz, PhD.[/caption] On Friday, September 28, we had the honor of co-hosting a Behavioral Health Educational Seminar, addressing Treatment Resistant Mood Disorders, and BiPolar Disorders. We co-hosted the seminar with Austen Riggs and PCH Treatment at the beautiful Victorian...

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Personality Disorders: Finding Solace in Therapeutic Care

According to the DSM-IV, “Personality Disorders are mental illnesses that share several unique qualities.  They contain symptoms that are enduring and play a major role in most, if not all, aspects of the person's life.  While many disorders vacillate in terms of symptom presence and...

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