PERSONALITY DISORDERS Category

Fear and decision-making in narcissistic personality disorder—a link between psychoanalysis and neuroscience

Linking psychoanalytic studies with neuroscience has proven increasingly productive for identifying and understanding personality functioning. This article focuses on pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with the aim of exploring two clinically relevant aspects of narcissistic functioning also recognized in psychoanalysis: fear and decision-making. Evidence from neuroscientific studies of related conditions, such as psychopathy, […]

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THE CONCEPT OF NARCISSISM IN PSYCHOSIS AND IN SEVERE PERSONALITY DISORDERS

The concept of narcissism has a certain connotation in psychiatry and a slightly different one in psychoanalysis. This is similar to the concept’s evolution, over the years, undergoing major changes, defining varied psychodynamic or psychological realities. Therefore, this paper proposes a multi-faceted perspective on the concept of narcissism, from the perspective of multiple psychoanalyst authors […]

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Contribution to the Metapsychology of Psychotic Identifications – Edith Jacobson, 1954

Source: Contribution to the Metapsychology of Psychotic Identifications – Edith Jacobson, 1954

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What are maladaptive personality traits?

The PID-5 describes five maladaptive traits: Negative affectivity and Detachment (internalizing in nature), Antagonism and Disinhibition (externalizing in nature) and Psychoticism.

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What is maladaptive behavior?

Maladaptive behaviors are those that stop you from adapting to new or difficult circumstances. They can start after a major life change, illness, or traumatic event. It could also be a habit you picked up at an early age.

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Psychological Manipulation

Psychological manipulation can be defined as the exercise of undue influence through mental distortion and emotional exploitation, with the intention to seize power, control, benefits and/or privileges at the victim’s expense. It is important to distinguish healthy social influence from psychological manipulation.

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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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The Early Attachment Experiences are the Roots of Psychopathy

This review proposes the ‘attachment and the deficient hemispheric integration hypothesis’ as explanation for psychopathy. The hypothesis states that since secure attachment to the parents is essential for the proper development of both the hemispheres in children, psychopaths with histories of neglect and abuse are unable to develop efficient interaction of both the hemispheres, important […]

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