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Mental Illness: A Global Economic issue

Mental illness is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and people with severe mental illnesses tend to die of preventable conditions 25 years earlier than persons without such diagnoses. Distressing symptoms can be exacerbated by the

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Posted in Psychiatry, Psychology, Socioeconomics

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Introduction

  Today I return to write about one of my ‘favourite’ disorders or topics in Psychiatry; Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (Emotionally Unstable Disorder in ICD-10). The main features include instability of affects, self image, personal goals, interpersonal relations and a tendency to

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Posted in Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

Why do we engage in Self Deception?

From time to time we find ourselves in unpleasant situations that we could have certainly done without. We may look around for something or someone to blame when infact it was simply our fault and no one elses. We often

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Posted in Psychology

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Introduction

  Me Me Me. It’s all about me, the life of a Narcissist is self centred at the least. Narcissism is somewhat prevalent nowadays; in consequence of popular pop culture and capitalism. Some may say we have a societal narcissism epidemic

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Posted in Personality Disorders, Psychiatry

Final Reflection: Living and Working on the Web module

Technological advancements are revolutionizing the way we communicate, digest information, work, recruit, shop etc. Everywhere we look there is evidence of digitization and I have always believed it’s important children, students and adults capitalize on the latest opportunities to improve

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Posted in Living and Working on the Web

My Reflection: Open access to online materials for all

  This final topic was possibly the most relevant in regards to our higher education. Quality research and dissemination of information is imperative for academic study, though for me many of the issues raised were also important for the development of this blog. The general consensus

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Posted in Topic 5

Psychopathy: The Introduction

Sad, Mad or Bad? We hear of them in the media, see them in fictional portrayals and dish the label to the most depraved individuals, but who and what are Psychopaths? What do they do and why do they do

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Posted in Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychopathy