Depression has its own signs and symptoms but when mixed with a personality disorder (PD) it can be more elusive. Each PD has a different manifestation of depression with varying levels of intensity. While not all depression becomes homicidal or suicidal, the risks for this possibility are presented as a word of caution. The following are the PDs most likely to raise a red flag.
- Anti-Social PD (Sociopath and Psychopath): This is the hardest of the PDs to diagnose as depressed unless they want a person to know about it. So accustomed to masking true feelings or emotions, they are even able to deceive themselves. At first, to counteract the sadness, they will escalate in two main ways: criminal and sexual behavior. Both behaviors have given them pleasure in the past however the acceleration and intensification of their actions will be noticeable. Just like a drug addict with high tolerance, they need much more than before to satisfy. When that fails to achieve relief, they will isolate. This may settle things down or it could be a warning sign that harmful behavior towards others is on the horizon. This PD is capable of homicidal behavior to satisfy their needs. They might even commit suicide after performing destructive acts in an effort to control their destination.
In preparing to write this article, my intention had been to highlight how narcissistic personality remains largely misunderstood by the public. Specifically, I have found that most of the clients and everyday individuals I talk to about narcissism tend to associate it with a sense of superiority, meaning that they understand narcissists as having an inflated ego. While an outward show of superiority is a definite part of the narcissistic personality, a sense of superiority (or pursuit of it) is not the central factor of the disorder. The root of the disorder is actually a strict resistance to feeling vulnerable with anyone at any time.
Children must not be separated from their parents unless it is in their best interests (for example, if a parent is hurting a child).
Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might hurt the child.
Click here to read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7. I wanted to do the right thing as a daughter, and I knew it would be impossible to have a proper conversation becau…
Source: Me & Mum – Part 8 (final)
Dorcy Pruter is the founder and CEO of the Conscious Co-parenting Institute. The focus of the institute is to reunite children and targeted parents. The way I found out about her was by finding a series of video interviews she did with Dr. Craig Childress on YouTube. I have the videos posted in the videos section of this site.
She has a methodology that helps reorganize a child into a more normal range baseline in terms of feelings and relationship to a targeted parent, even after an extended amount of time with little or no contact. What intrigued me, and one of the main reasons why I include her here, is because she comes from looking at observable behaviors and how to effectively combat the affects of pathogenic parenting as Dr. Childress describes it outside of the “established” attitudes and approaches.
Again, I want to help get her name out there by re publishing what she is doing so more people can find it online.
Parental Alienation Symposium:
Real Solutions for Educators, Counselors, Attorneys,
Judges and Families
Dr Craig Childress
Clinical Psychologist and Parental Alienation Expert
Founder and CEO Conscious Co-Parenting Institute
April 29, 2017