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What is Self-Psychology?

In the 1960’s, psychologists began to notice that there were a group of patients that were not well described by current Freudian, Cognitive Behavioral, or Ego Psychology models. These patients seemed empty and devoid of internal objects, and came to … Continue reading

A Deeper Understanding of Kleptomania

What is it? It can be hard to understand why someone would steal something that they do not need, will not use, and will not even sell for personal gain.  But this is exactly the nature of kleptomania, making it … Continue reading

Understanding the Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

What Does It Mean to be Obsessive Compulsive? People with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder spend a disproportionate amount of their time thinking and doing rather than enjoying other states of being, such as playing, sensing, daydreaming, intuiting, or creating art. … Continue reading

When does Healthy Self-Regard Turn into Narcissism?

A certain amount of self-regard is healthy. Clearly low self-worth causes psychological pain and suffering, but when does high self-regard turn into Narcissism? Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPR) is a form of pathological narcissism recognized by the DSM-V and first recognized by … Continue reading

Mental Health Providers: Psychology and Psychiatry

The general wisdom is that the only difference between psychologists and psychiatrists is that psychiatrists cheap mlb jerseys can prescribe medication and psychologists cannot. At their core, however, psychiatry and psychology stem from two separate philosophical approaches to life, the … Continue reading