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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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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

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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Cognitive Dissonance: The Torments of Internal Conflict

Sometimes. we are faced with differing attitudes and perceptions towards a person or situation which can lead to significant mental distress, to the extent that our thoughts and behaviors become contradictory. In 1954, Social psychologist Leon Festinger devised the Cognitive Dissonance Theory. His book A

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The Effects of Toxic Stress in Early Childhood on Brain Development

This is the first of multiple posts regarding this issue. For years I have been puzzled by some individual’s inability to comprehend or fathom the rationale behind antisocial behavior i.e. Substance abuse, Prostitution, Homicide etc. Within seconds judgements are passed on these

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Posted in Behavioural Neuroscience, Psychology

Issues of Mental illness Diagnostics.

In the previous post I introduced the manuals used by psychiatrists worldwide for diagnostics. Inevitably, society, professionals and patients can face certain predicaments during this process such as perversion of justice, misdiagnosis, acute side effects from medication etc.. The toll this has

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