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Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) and Relationships

        Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), sometimes called sociopathy, has a wide range of possible symptoms.  Have you been involved with a “sociopathic” person?  If so, your sense of self and even your reality may have gotten lost in the cycle of the Antisocial Personality Disorder person’s following traits: (1) lack of empathy and respect …

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Why is my Sense of Self Disrupted by Holiday Stressors?

The development of your sense of self does not occur in a vacuum and, rather, is situationally-sensitive and embedded in all of your life experiences.  You may deny or minimize the huge influence of others and of society in general upon your sense of self, particularly during the holiday season.  Across the lifespan, the importance of others …

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Adult ADHD is More Than Just a Distraction

     Adult ADHD is a disorder which is characterized primarily by a poor attention span, distractibiity, forgetfulness, impulsivity, and difficulty completing daily tasks.  Adult ADHD may be diagnosed during the young adult or middle adult years, or it may have been diagnosed during childhood or adolescence.  People with adult ADHD tend to seek help after becoming overwhelmed with …

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How Resilience Can Create Well-Being – By Dr. Rebecca Wang-Harris Phd

During the past 10 years, there has been a growing trend in psychological research toward understanding the role of resilience in coping with challenging life circumstances, ranging from trauma to daily anxiety.  The mental health field has historically focused on how to “cure” or “remove” unwanted emotions and behaviors.  However, modern research has focused on …

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Understanding Toxic Relationships and their Emotionally Abusive Effects on Mental Health by Dr. Rebecca Wang

A toxic relationship was originally defined by Dr. Lillian Glass in her 1995 book, entitled, Toxic People, as “any relationship which lacks emotional support, has frequent conflict, involves one person having more power than one’s partner, and often feels like a competition, rather than a mutually-supportive partnership.”  Toxic relationships can have extremely detrimental effects upon …

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Gaslighting in relationships? Tips to identify & leave.

Gaslighting in relationships is a tactic or technique that abusers of all kinds use. The abuser creates an aura around something in order to control their partner and keep them guessing about themselves, the world and reality. Abuse doesn’t always have to be physical. Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that often takes place …

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