Autism and Narcissism have something in common. They are both empathy disorders, the result of the individual not having a Theory of Mind . What this means is that they don’t recognize that another person has beliefs, desires, intentions, feelings and perspectives that differ from their own. Empathy is a complex system that requires the brain to connect Emotional Empathy and Cognitive Empathy Second, not all…
How a Person with Narcissism Responds to a Perceived Offense
People with narcissism don't tend to respond to perceived offenses the way others do. Here’s how a typical relational rupture differs from a narcissistic wound.
How Narcissism Changes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Recently a teenager came into my office complaining about the anxiety they were experiencing from their Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) parent. They gave me a few examples. The compulsive handwashing that led to dry and sometimes bloody hands was imposed on everyone in the household. There was a sense of superiority that this family did things such as proper cleaning and sterilized laundry better than others…
The bright side of narcissism: How the ‘dark’ trait lowers stress and depression
Given its apparent upsides, it may be time to revisit whether narcissism should remain considered part of the ‘Dark Triad’ of personality traits, researchers say
Am I a Narcissist? 4 Therapy Tips for Overcoming Narcissism
Philadelphia Counseling, Couples Counseling, and Philadelphia Life Coaching offers psychotherapy and marriage therapy as well as depression, anxiety, and addiction treatment in Philadelphia PA
How Narcissism Is Rooted In Self-Hatred
In a rather timely episode of their very insightful animated video series, the School of Life explains the origins of narcissism, the behaviors associated
What it’s Like to Have Mental Illness for Life |
When I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at age 15, I didn’t question that this was a lifelong diagnosis.
How to Teach the Developmentally Disabled Life Skills
When an individual is developmentally disabled, life skills can be a challenge. But some disabilities are easier to overcome than others, and people with developmental disabilities can learn life ...
How an autistic boy's life has been transformed by his support dog
14-year-old Adam goes to sleep at night in a tent in his bedroom. Lying by his side is Grant, a rambunctious black Labrador, who has been Adam’s support dog for the last six years. Adam lives in Northamptonshire with his parents and two siblings. He was three years old when he was diagnosed with autism.
‘I never got married’: 107-year-old woman says the secret to a long life is being alone
New York native Louise Signore was born in 1912 and celebrated her 107th birthday Wednesday.
How Thresholds is bringing new life to those with mental illness
Richard King drove a petroleum tanker truck before he attempted to end his own life — leaving him in the care of a nursing home for the past two years.
Real life story: How I learned to love life with bipolar disorder
Two years ago, Jocelyn Fryer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after being hospitalised for a manic episode. This is how she picked herself up and learned to love life again.
6 Unexpected Ways Depression Can Impact Your Social Life & How To Spot The Signs
As one of the most widespread mental illnesses in the UK, it's unsurprising that depression can manifest in a mixture of ways. Though the illness is often measured by its impact on your daily obligations — whether you make it to work every day, for e…
Slideshow: What Is Narcissism?
You may have heard the word and even used it yourself. But what exactly makes someone a narcissist? Find out.
What Is Healthy Narcissism?
The ability to experience joy in yourself can get you through difficult times.
Narcissist, Narcissism And Marriage
Narcissist, Narcissism and Marriage - Ever wondered why narcissists marry or get married quickly? Understanding narcissism and marriage, relationships with
Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It
No one likes a person who just talk about themselves. Avoid conversational narcissism with these tips.
How Narcissism & Parenting Are Linked
It's an old joke in psychology: In the end, everything goes back to the mother. The reality is far more nuanced — you can't actually blame a mother for her child's actions (and I would argue that doing so reveals our culture's deep-seated gender bias…
How Narcissism Works
Are we becoming raging narcissists? Probably not, but that doesn't mean your selfie habit is healthy. Learn more about narcissism at HowStuffWorks.
How Positions of Power Fuel Narcissism
\"While power doesn\'t turn everyone into a destructive tyrant, it has pernicious effects when it gets into the hands of those who want it most...\"