DESTRUCTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER Category

The Disturbing Link Between Narcissism and Sadism

So why are some narcissists sadistic and others not? In my clinical experience, I have found that sadistic narcissists were more seriously neglected or emotionally abused in childhood than other narcissists. Many narcissists are difficult to get along with, have a grandiose sense of self, and won’t take accountability for their actions, but they don’t have a driving need […]

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No inhibitions, no moral sense, and no social structure

Within the DSM-IV-TR, the criteria for antisocial personality read:A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights ofothers occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of thefollowing: Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicatedby repeatedly performing acts that are grounds […]

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Haltlose personality disorder

Haltlose personality disorder is an ICD-10 personality disorder[27] in which affected individuals possess psychopathic traits built upon short-sighted selfishness[20] and irresponsible hedonism, combined with an inability to anchor one’s identity to a future or past.[28][29] The symptoms of Haltlose share similarites with frontal lobe syndrome, sociopathic and histrionic personality traits,[28][30] and are characterized by a lack of inhibition[31] and “the immaturity of moral and volitional qualities…and the absence of positive ethical attitudes.”[32] Described […]

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“Dissociative Identity Disorder” (DID) by the American Psychiatric Association

Research repeatedly finds that typical highly-dissociated (“fragmented”) people were subjected to extreme neglect, abuse, abandonment, or other trauma as young children. Their nurturance deprivations were profound. The great majority of us don’t have anywhere close to this degree of personality splitting – and do have some.

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Psychological Characteristics of Alienating Parent

Parent Alienation Syndrome occurs when individuals who have certain psychological characteristics manage internal conflict or pain by transforming psychological pain into interpersonal conflict.

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What goes on in the mind of the Parental Alienator?

If we were to get into the mind of the alienator we would find some very sick and disorganized psychopathology.

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Parental Psychological Control

 Parenting aggression can take on different forms, such as physical aggression, verbal aggression, and psychological aggression (Straus, Hamby, Finkelhor, Moore, & Runyan, 1998), and one key form of psychological aggression which is understudied is psychological control. Parental psychological control refers to parental behaviors that are intrusive and manipulative, undermining child autonomy, and characterized by guilt […]

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Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy ® publishes empirical research on the psychological effects of trauma. The journal is intended to be a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion on trauma, blending science, theory, practice, and policy. The journal publishes empirical research on a wide range of trauma-related topics, including Psychological treatments and effects Promotion of education […]

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I was the toxic one in my relationship, and ruined everything

“I’m tired of your bullshit. All this time, you made everything about you. It’s always about you. You played the victim and were negative all the time. You’re selfish and toxic!” I was utterly shocked. His words felt like hundreds of daggers being stabbed into my chest and twisted. My heart stopped and I painfully gasped. I […]

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Fear, narcissism, and neuroscience

Over the last several decades there has been significant growth in the understanding of the neurobiological basis of fear. At the center of the fear circuitry is the amygdala. The amygdala mediates processes such as the detection of emotionally arousing and/or salient stimuli.47 Additional regions (eg, nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, some prefrontal regions, etc) form a neural […]

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