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Abuse

Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist

Don’t let the narcissist in your life define you. Only you define yourself. Narcissists are masters at telling you who you are, and in not such a favorable light, I might add. Refuse to take on any definition a narcissist has for you; be it about your looks, your character, your intelligence, anything. Instead,...

General

9 Signs Someone at Work Has a Personality Disorder

Ever since Sue started work at the firm, everyone seemed more on edge, even the janitorial staff took cover when they saw her coming. Just her presence added a layer of intensity that wasn’t necessary. Co-workers paused when Sue entered the room as if waiting for an expectant hostile remark and then preparing to take...

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How to Counteract Parental Alienation

Since writing an article about parental alienation (What Parental Alienation Is and Is Not), several readers have asked for a follow up article on how to prevent to minimize the damage of any alienation they have experienced. While others have said that parental alienation doesn’t happen, that it is pop-pscyhology, and...



Autism

Brain Anatomy of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 3 of 3)

Brain functioning and structure varies in individuals with autism spectrum disorder compared to individuals without ASD.To learn about specific brain regions and their relation to ASD, review Part 1.To learn about more specific brain information related to young children with ASD, review Part 2.In this article, we will focus on adolescents and adults with ASD as...

Autism

Brain Anatomy of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2 of 3)

The Cortical Area of the Brain in Individuals with ASD People with ASD tend to have thinner cortices and reduced surface area of the brain during adolescences and adulthood while they often have increased cortical development (greater expansion of the cortical surface area) in early childhood (Ha, et. al., 2015).Individuals with ASD tend to have differences in...

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How to Stop Abusive Thoughts and Emotions

The verbal and mental abuse that Matt experienced during his 15 years of marriage was extreme. His wife would yell calling him names and then ignore him for weeks. She badgered him constantly, lied to him about what happened, manipulated the finances, and alienated him from his kids. The last straw was when one of...

Autism

Brain Anatomy of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1 of 3)

Everyone’s brain is structured slightly differently based upon genetic composition and changes that occur in the life experiences of the individual.However, in general, there are some overall similarities in the human brain such as certain parts of the brain being for specific purposes or where particular regions of the brain are located. Diagnoses Are Often Associated with...

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What is Medical Abuse?

After her car accident, Gretchen was paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. The timing of the accident could not have happened at a worse time. Gretchen was newly divorced and trying to find employment while still suffering from a chronic illness. She poured her whole life into her family and kids,...

Divorce

When you Ex-Spouse Becomes a Deadbeat Parent

"A daughter should not have to beg her father to have a relationship." So now you're divorced and your children's other parent has sauntered off into the sunset nary a are left watching your children basking in the residue of their other parent's disengagement and detachment. You see them learning to detach themselves...



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The Forgotten: Elder Abuse

Sue returned to her mom’s home after lived overseas for several years. When she walked in the door, she was shocked by the condition of her mother and her home. Her sister said that she was caring for their mother, even complaining about how exhausted she was from cleaning, taking their mom to the doctor,...