Category Archives: Psychopathology

How to Deal with Common Everyday Sociopaths

By: Adam Khan WHEN YOU SAY THE WORD “sociopath” most people think of serial killers. But although many serial killers are sociopaths, there are far more sociopaths leading ordinary lives. Chances are you know a sociopath. I say “ordinary lives,” … Continue reading

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What causes a personality disorder?

What causes a personality disorder? American Psychological Association Research suggests that genetics, abuse and other factors contribute to the development of obsessive-compulsive, narcissistic or other personality disorders. In the past, some believed that people with personality disorders were just lazy … Continue reading

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Are some people just “evil”? If not, how do they learn to be so awful?

By: Dr. Clayton E. Tucker-Ladd Occasionally you hear of a horrendous crime—an 80-year-old woman is brutally assaulted, being raped, stabbed many times, and perhaps the head or body parts cut off and buried. No one can understand why a total … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Vs. Relaxation Therapy in Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Vs. Relaxation Therapy in Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder by: Angela Escobar The question of which type of therapy works best for those suffering from anxiety has been the topic of several clinical studies over … Continue reading

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Why is Schizophrenia More Prevalent in Developed Nations?

Why is Schizophrenia More Prevalent in Developed Nations? by Angela Escobar There could be a number of reasons why schizophrenia is more common in developed nations. In developing nations we tend to see a more collectivistic society—people think in terms … Continue reading

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Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder Case Study: Sylvia Plath

Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder Case Study: Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was born October 27, 1932 and took her life on February 11, 1963 at the age of 30.   At the age of 19, she began suffering from symptoms of manic depression.  … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia Case Study- John Forbes Nash

I don’t doubt that John Forbes Nash suffered with a mental disease for a large portion of his life, but I am unsure whether or not a Schizophrenic can just decide not to be Schizophrenic.  John Nash stated in his … Continue reading

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