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What defines a narcissist?

What defines a narcissist?

Narcissism is on the increase. Sometimes it’s purely bad behaviour but at other times it’s a personality disorder depending on the number and severity of traits. Narcissists act superior and entitled but underneath it all, they feel constantly unstable and empty. Narcissism is a personality […]

How your brain lies to you

How your brain lies to you

Your brain regularly lies to you. It makes up stuff that isn’t based on fact.Your brain uses your fears and insecurities to frighten you without you realising it. So who is in control, you or your brain? Yes – they can be seen as separate. […]

Why am I depressed?

Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly […]

What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?

What is Pervasive Developmental Disorder?

Pervasive developmental disorder covers the following disorders. The pervasive developmental disorders are: Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), which includes atypical autism, and is the most common (47% of diagnoses); Autism, the best-known; Asperger syndrome (9% of autism diagnoses); Rett syndrome; and. Childhood disintegrative […]

Top 10 mental health apps endorsed by mental health expert

Top 10 mental health apps endorsed by mental health expert

Whilst no app has yet been invented that can replace human face-to-face interactions such as counselling with a mental health expert, there are a number of excellent apps that offer great support and guidance to enhance your wellbeing. I have personally looked at many mental […]

How physical can affect psychological immediately

How physical can affect psychological immediately

Believe it or not, there are things that you can do physically that will immediately affect your mood. That’s good to know because if you do these things, you might immediately feel cheered up..yayy!! A warm drink makes you friendlier I am one of the […]

Signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

First of all, what exactly is post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD usually occurs after a traumatic event. This traumatic event isn’t fully processed at the time and then later on, intense psychological distress can occur at cues that trigger memories of the original trauma. […]

Trends in pornography and it’s effect on mental health

Trends in pornography and it’s effect on mental health

Pornography is closely linked to mental health.¬†Overuse of internet pornography is fast emerging as a compulsive sexual behaviour disorder. This corresponds to the greater use of smartphones and easy access to streaming video in the past 10 years. A wide range of mental and physical […]