Healthy Lifestyle

One of the most effective and efficient methods of self-management is breath control. Breath control can stop the mind’s tendency to worry and wander. It can also help settle and relieve periods of anxiety, panic, emotional instability and much more. When someone gets upset, you often hear the expression “Take a Deep Breath”. Inhaling and … Continued

Acupuncture involves exceptionally thin needles inserted at various points on the body and is most often used to treat pain. Research has shown acupuncture can improve various bodily functions and promote the natural self-healing process. There are few scarier words in the English language than “needle,” which is why for the uninitiated, the concept of … Continued

After going the addiction recovery process and getting sober, the number one focus should be to maintain sobriety. After the process, an individual recognizes the importance of the copying and life skills they learned while they were going through treatment. They also realize the importance of rebuilding relationships with friends and family that had been … Continued


The DSM-5 published by the American Psychological Association defines paranoid personality disorder as a Cluster A personality disorder (includes schizotypal and schizoid personality disorders) characterized by persistent feelings of suspicion and distrust of others and consistently paranoid thoughts. They may think a foreign government is spying on them, reading their minds or manipulating the way they think. … Continued

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a mental disorder characterized by a recurring pattern of needy behavior. Individuals suffering from this disorder have an uncontrollable need to be cared for or protected by others and develop socially deviant personality traits that are designed to encourage others to provide that support. This need for assistance usually derives from … Continued

Reactive attachment disorder is an unusual personality disorder in a number of ways. First, it is one of the few personality disorders, which is only diagnosed in children. Most personality disorders affect only adults or, in rare cases, affect both adults and children. Second, in comparison to other personality disorders, it is quite uncommon. Even … Continued

Like all mental disorders, histrionic personality disorder represents a pattern of such behavior that lasts six months or more. This disorder can reveal itself in a wide variety of behavior, including sexual promiscuity, attention seeking, risk taking (both physically and socially), and inappropriate emotional reactions, just to name a few examples. Histrionic Personality Disorder – Definition … Continued

First defined in 1980 in the DSM-III, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is defined by the DSM-5 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition: “A pattern of angry, irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting at least six months. It is a developmental childhood disorder that is specifically differentiated from conduct disorder, which is … Continued

Personality disorders are not the result of any type of pharmaceutical or chemical substance, nor are they the result of another medical condition. Personality disorders are a medically unique subset of mental disorders. According to the DSM-5,  personality disorders are defined as; “An enduring and inflexible pattern of behavior which significantly harms the person with the … Continued




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