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What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: If you talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist – many will tell you the most difficult type of personality to deal with is those with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. So what is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic personalities are amongst the hardest patients for psychiatrists to treat, for the simple reason that their disorder stems from an unshakeable …

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Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorder Conduct disorder is a serious behavioural and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens. A child with this disorder may display a pattern of disruptive/violent behaviour and have difficulty following rules. It is more common in boys than in girls and most often occurs in late childhood or the early teen years. It is not uncommon …


The connection between mental health and addiction

People who struggle with substance abuse might also suffer from or be at risk of acquiring mental disorders, and vice versa, this is according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Medically, the name given to this condition is comorbidity.  Drug abuse has reached unprecedented heights. In America, statistics from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services show that over …

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Tips for managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  Around three quarters of a million people are thought to be living with severe, life impacting and debilitating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) here in the UK.   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (or more routinely referred to as OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition where a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome obsessional thoughts, commonly referred to as obsessions. Obsessions are very distressing and …

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What is Acute Behavioural Disturbance?

An Acute Behavioural Disturbance doesn;t happen on it’s own. It usually occurs or results from intoxication (from drugs or alcohol), a physical illness (such as hypoglycaemia or a head injury) or a mental health disorder – for example a personality disorder or psychosis. Many health staff are unaware of the added risk of someone who is suffering from an acute …

Mental Health awareness

Mental Health Awareness   Our new survey reveals that 2 in 3 of us will experience me ntal ill health: #MHAW17 — Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) 8 May 2017 Photo by amenclinics_photos Mandy X

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Everyone has moments when they are defiant, argumentative and unwilling to cooperate. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is an extreme form of antagonism. Often found in teenagers, it involves constant undermining of authority and a concerted effort to oppose the status quo. Estimates suggest that 2%-16% of children and teens have Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In younger children, Oppositional Defiant Disorder …