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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

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

Personality Disorders: The Introduction

There are some people we meet and know whose traits and behaviors astound us. They may appear isolated, eccentric, manipulative or even abusive. It could be a friend, colleague, teacher, parent or even yourself. This is simply an introduction into

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Diagnostic Manuals

Mental health is an integral part of overall well-being. When healthy we can socialize with others, study, work and generally cope with day to day life. With 1.590m people in contact with specialist NHS mental health services in 2012/13, of which 6.6%

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