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Personality Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria For Evaluating The Mental Illness of DT -- You Make the Call

Michael J. Tansey | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Michael J. Tansey

Spanning four decades of writing, teaching, and practicing as a clinical psychologist, I have had an unwavering aversion to attaching labels to those ...

How to Uncover a Military Conspiracy

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Soon after I began reporting on the military, I uncovered something quite disturbing: that thousands of our wounded soldiers are being discharged from the military not for their injuries but for "personality disorder."

Donald Trump Should Be On Medication--Not On Ballots

John Tsilimparis | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
John Tsilimparis

What a difference four years makes. In 2012 Mitt Romney was the arguably weak, wishy-washy presidential candidate. Hence, the American people re-elect...

Psychiatric Casebook: The Worst Call in the World

Daniel Mierlak, MD, PhD | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Daniel Mierlak, MD, PhD

I stayed on the line with the 911 dispatcher, sickened and shaking. Emergency services took very seriously a psychiatrist who felt that a patient was in the midst of a suicide attempt. After the police entered the patient's apartment, I was patched into their radio communications.

Investigative Reporter Alissa Figueroa Exposes Stunning Flaws in Veterans' Benefits System

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.28.2015 | Media
Joshua Kors

Figueroa's four-part series has ripped the cover off a corrupt branch of the veterans' benefits system, transforming the national conversation about why so many of our soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are being denied disability benefits and medical care.

Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The sociopath can be thought of as the rudimentary or undeveloped psychopath. The psychopath simply cannot form emotional bonds with humans. They lack empathy. They're skilled at behaving the way they should, but inside they're empty.

9 Tips on How to Recognize Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder have incredible challenges when dealing with others and themselves because they have inflexible negative behavior patterns, an unstable self-image, uncontrollable emotions and impulsivity.

How To Move On After Divorcing A Narcissist

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.30.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Breaking up is hard to do. But it's especially hard after you've divorced someone with a personality or character disorder.

With MOTHER OF RAIN, Zacharias Plays By Her Own Rules.

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.27.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Shakespeare -- War With the 'Unknown' Is Futile -- An Argument Against Intervention in Syria

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

There is the old cliché, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. In King Lear, his treacherous daughter, Goneril, ironically speaks a great truth, even though she is using it to incite the death of her father.

YIKES: 11 Signs You May Be Dating A Sociopath

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

Could that amazing new person you or a loved one is dating actually be a sociopath? It's not as far-fetched as you might imagine. Roughly one in 25 Am...

How to Fix Your Picker

Tracy Schorn | Posted 07.21.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Before you date again, before you draft your winsome profile, before you even think about entangling yourself with another person -- know your worth.

5 Signs Your Ex Has A Character Disorder

Tracy Schorn | Posted 06.08.2013 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

These splits may be exceptionally toxic.

Why Our Family Courts Are Failing

Tina Swithin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

The family court system in the United States is failing our children.

Oscar Nominee Kirby Dick Speaks Out About Raped Female Soldiers

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Kirby Dick spoke with me about The Invisible War's success, the courage of the soldiers who shared their stories, and what it will take to make sure these victims are no longer invisible to the press, the public and those in power.

The Scary Truth I Learned About My Ex After We Married

Tina Swithin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Divorce
Tina Swithin

How does a person fall for a narcissist? Individuals who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder can generally charm the pants off of anyone, so it is easy to fall into victim mode and blame these emotional con-artists.

7 Things You Should Never Say To A Divorcee

Pauline Gaines | Posted 09.14.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

Friends and family want to comfort those in the crosshairs of a high-conflict ex, so they offer conventional wisdom. They believe they're offering sound advice because they are reasonable people and it doesn't occur to them that not everyone is capable of being reasonable.

The 4 Most Dangerous Types Of Exes

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 02.29.2012 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

Divorce is a loss -- a death of sorts. Under the stress of loss and uncertainty, most people regress and become more irritable, needy or impulsive.

Is Your Ex Worse Than Charlie Sheen?

Alison Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

Charlie Sheen keeps telling us he's special, but is he really that unique? We've read volumes about the king of custody battles, Alec Baldwin. We've f...

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

Facebook Members Rally around Tortured American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Personality disorder (PD) has been cited as the cause for everything from deafness following a rocket blast to shrapnel wounds, as a means for denying benefits to soldiers who have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Stuff That CEOs Are Made Of

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

today, I find myself wondering what life must be like for those who must work for her full-time. Whatever power it is she possesses, they should probably bottle it and teach it at Wharton.

When the Army Uses "Enhanced Interrogation" on an American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

I had been covering veterans' issues for several years and thought I'd developed a thick skin. But the pain on the other end of the telephone line as Sergeant Chuck Luther told me his story was difficult to stomach.

Just Listen - Why Long Term First Marriages End

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

"When you fall in love in your 20s, you're swept away by all the passion. However you often don't know who it is you're going to grow up to be. And ...

Tila Tequila's Alter Ego "Jane" Hijacks Her Twitter Account

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At what point can we say that Twitter's jumped the shark? When your boss joins? When your mom joins?