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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...ented the Turks for deporting the urban Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire's major cities. Today there are less than 60,000 Armenians in Turk... ...ugh self-aggrandizing - political figure, had little to do with it. After his first major military defeat, in defending the coastal town of Puerto C... .../ http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate- tectonics.html Eating Disorders The media would have us believe that the victims of e... ...vosa are among people older than 45. Actually, the median age of death from eating disorders and related causes among women is 69 and among men - 8... ...ering members hope to kill a legislative initiative or obtain concessions from the majority. In the United States, members of the House of Repres... ...ection. Most narcissists (75%) are men. NPD is one of a "family" of personality disorders (formerly known as "Cluster B"). Other members: Borde... ... biochemical inversely linked to depression. The lower the levels - the deeper the depressive episode. Serotonin drops during winter months. SOUR...

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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...e are subtly introduced to the two over-riding themes of the antisocial personality disorder (still labelled by many professional authorities "psych... ...(and above all) lack of remorse." (From the criteria of the Antisocial Personality Disorder). But perhaps the most intriguing portraits are those... ...y, the film is an intricate study of the pernicious ways of psychopathology. Mental disorder is a venom not confined to its source. It spreads and a... ...s fully informed. He knows that some people may commit suicide, go bankrupt, endure major depressive episodes, do drugs. But this massive landscape ... ... informed. He knows that some people may commit suicide, go bankrupt, endure major depressive episodes, do drugs. But this massive landscape of res... ...om facts, philosophically, but not in day- to-day regular usage. By laymen (the vast majority of humanity, that is), though, they are perceived to be... ...predictably available would suffer from entropy, both physical and mental. The vast majority of human efforts revolve around the need to deploy our ...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...……………………..……….11 Formlessness………………………………………………………………………………………….14 The First Major Split .............................................................. ............................................................ ......15 The Second Major Split............................................................... ................................................................... 20 The Third Major Split............................................................... ...kind of Pyramidal focus to the level of obsession? You get the psychological disorder known as stalking. You get polarized eating disorders like B... ...nd. Biological research supports this in a certain way. Posttraumatic stress disorder shows that people who have not integrated a traumatic experie... ...ss reflex. The reason this happens is because the person suffering from this disorder is not integrated enough to process their original trauma, and... ... secrecy of Royal palaces and royal privilege. Kaiser Wilhelm II: A manic depressive, a schizophrenic, suffering nervous breakdowns, a lifelong ...

...The Path of Splitness is a major non fiction work of 1,868 pages: This is the latest revised version. The book analyzes and explains: 1: The origins of our Universe: where it came from and how it was created. 2: Basic aspects and dynamics of the...

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The Conundrums of Psychology

By: Sam Vaknin

...a@unet.com.mk or to vaknin@link.com.mk Find additional articles about personality disorders here - click on the links: http://www.narcissistic... ...The Myth of Mental Illness IV. The DSM Pros and Cons V. The History of Personality Disorders VI. The Metaphors of Mind – The Brain VII. The Metaph... ...emselves to their environment and if the latter changes - they change. Personality disorders are the best possible responses to abuse. Cancer may b... ...ns (later known as personality disorders), affective disorders, schizophrenia, and depressive illnesses. Still, the term "moral insanity" was being... ...r (using the Java programming language) "provoke" them to surface. The result is a major simplification of the processing terminal (the net-PC) and... ... and compulsive behaviour patterns. To put it succinctly: whenever we experience a major life crisis (which hinders our personal growth and threate... ...ters in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. Ph.D. in Philosophy (major: Philosophy of Physics) – Pacific Western University, Cali...

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The Fundamental Assumptions Underlying the Modern Study of Psychopathology Examined.

By: Sam Vaknin

...a@unet.com.mk or to vaknin@link.com.mk Find additional articles about personality disorders here - click on the links: http://www.narcissistic... ...y Brain and Personality Psychosexual Stages of Development Gender and Personality Disorders The Genetic Roots of Personality Disorders Defense Mech... ...lopmental Psychology Brain and Personality First published here: "Personality Disorders (Suite101)" By: Dr. Sam Vaknin Phineas Gage was a 25 ye... ... Some of the diagnostic criteria are ambiguous or even considered "normal" by the majority of the population. Histrionics "consistently use physic... ...e they are shocked and depressed. These abnormal spans of sleep are more typical of major depressive episodes than of vigorous, vivacious, vibrant g... ... are shocked and depressed. These abnormal spans of sleep are more typical of major depressive episodes than of vigorous, vivacious, vibrant growth.... ...d and the bad objects are really facets of one and the same object. He develops the depressive position. This depression [Klein believes that the tw... ... Ego re-integrates. But the transition from the paranoid-schizoid position to the depressive one is by no means smooth and assured. Excess anxiety... ...men have a male's genetic makeup (XY chromosomes) and vice versa. But, in the vast majority of cases, one of the sexes is clearly selected. Relics ...

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

By: Sam Vaknin

...rview A Primer on Narcissism and the Narcissistic ( ) Personality Disorder NPD The Narcissist's Entitlement of Routine – Pathologi... ...ssism – An Overview A Primer on Narcissism And the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) What is Pathological Narcissism? Pathological narcissism ... ...rst described in detail by Freud in his essay "On Narcissism" [1915]. Other major contributors to the study of narcissism are: Melanie Klein, Karen... ...sa Roningstam, Gunderson, and Robert Hare. What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)? The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (formerly kn... ...e modesty and humility to mask their underlying grandiosity. Dysthymic and depressive disorders are common reactions to isolation and feelings of s... ... ready to fend off an imminent attack. A punishment to the narcissist is a major surprise and a nuisance but it also validates his suspicion that h... ... the same way a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) answers to the corporation's major shareholders. To make sure that they get re-elected, politicians ar... ...e modesty and humility to mask their underlying grandiosity. Dysthymic and depressive disorders are common reactions to isolation and feelings of s...

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The Malignan Self Love : Narcissism Revisited

By: Sam Vaknin

...." Lisa Angelettie M.S.W., BellaOnline's Mental Health Editor "What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder" "If you wish to get under the skin of ... ...nd Author of "Just Like His Father?" "If you want to understand Narcissistic Personality Disorder from the best, don't look any further. I c... ... best, don't look any further. I cannot recommend this book enough to those of you who have this disorder, to families and friends who are trying to... ...cal narcissism was first described in detail by Freud in his essay "On Narcissism" [1915]. Other major contributors to the study of narcissism are: ... ...thdraw and feign false modesty and humility to mask their underlying grandiosity. Dysthymic and depressive disorders are common reactions to isolat... ...a fallacy. Narcissus is not in love with HIMSELF. He is in love with his REFLECTION. There is a major difference between one's True Self and reflec... ...d-self. Loving your True Self is healthy, adaptive, and functional. Loving a reflection has two major drawbacks: 1. One depends on the existence an... ...ndscape of misery and fears that is his soul. His brazen and reckless behaviour covers up for a depressive, anxious interior. How can such contrast...

...When the personality is rigid to the point of being unable to change in reaction to changing circumstances - we say that it is disordered. Such a person takes behavioral, emotional, and cognitive cues exclusively from others. His inner world is, so to speak, vacated. His True Self is dilapidated and dysfunctional. Instead he has a tyrannical and delu...

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Abuse, Trauma, And Torture, And Their Consequences and Effects

By: Sam Vaknin

...w A Primer on Narcissism and the Nar cissistic ( ) Personality Disorder NPD The Narcissist's Entitlement of Routine – Pathologi... ...ssism – An Overview A Primer on Narcissism And the Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) What is Pathological Narcissism? Pathological narcissism i... ...rst described in detail by Freud in his essay "On Narcissism" [1915]. Other major contributors to the study of narcissism are: Melanie Klein, Karen... ...sa Roningstam, Gunderson, and Robert Hare. What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)? The Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (formerly kn... ...e modesty and humility to mask their underlying grandiosity. Dysthymic and depressive disorders are common reactions to isolation and feelings of s... ... ready to fend off an imminent attack. A punishment to the narcissist is a major surprise and a nuisance but it also validates his suspicion that h... ...es the malignancy of his rage (and its anti- social nature) that he adopts a depressive stance. Society Phase IV - HELPLESSNESS People around the vic... ...use of his behaviour or following a narcissistic injury in the course of a major life crisis. The narcissist equates emotions with weakness. He reg... ...erapist" is a common sentence. The narcissist – in an effort to maintain the depressive state until it serves some cathartic purpose – strives to pe...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ain his or her life, maintain, or prolong them at SOCIETY's expense (no matter how major and significant the resources required are). Still, if a ... ...equired to fulfill society's obligations - but fulfill them it must, no matter how major and significant the resources are. Still, if a person volu... ... a person has the right to life because it desires it. But then what about chronic depressives who wish to die – do we have the right to terminate ... ...t is inefficient and distorts the proper allocation of economic resources. The vast majority of people are rent-seekers. Witness the mass demonstrat... ...nger is known to have pathogenic effects (mostly cardiovascular). Most personality disordered people are prone to be angry. Their anger is always s... ...vocation by an outside agent. It would seem that people suffering from personality disorders are in a CONSTANT state of anger, which is effectively... ...ple experience anger, but as a transitory state. This is what sets the personality disordered apart: their anger is always acute, permanently prese... ...en our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and its depressive correlates. It is a little like collective self-injur... ...en our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and its depressive correlates. It is a little like collective self-injur...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ain his or her life, maintain, or prolong them at SOCIETY's expense (no matter how major and significant the resources required are). Still, if a ... ...equired to fulfill society's obligations - but fulfill them it must, no matter how major and significant the resources are. Still, if a person volu... ... a person has the right to life because it desires it. But then what about chronic depressives who wish to die – do we have the right to terminate ... ...t is inefficient and distorts the proper allocation of economic resources. The vast majority of people are rent-seekers. Witness the mass demonstrat... ...nger is known to have pathogenic effects (mostly cardiovascular). Most personality disordered people are prone to be angry. Their anger is always s... ...vocation by an outside agent. It would seem that people suffering from personality disorders are in a CONSTANT state of anger, which is effectively... ...ple experience anger, but as a transitory state. This is what sets the personality disordered apart: their anger is always acute, permanently prese... ...en our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and its depressive correlates. It is a little like collective self-injur... ...en our gossip, color our drab routines and extract us from dreary existence and its depressive correlates. It is a little like collective self-injur...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...hrid, a few taboos were broken. A new state was created, Russia was introduced as a major player and the Sick Man of Europe (the Ottoman Empire) was... ... as a political entity, replaced by naturally-bounded districts and provinces. The majority of Croats still believed in a federal solution, albeit ... ...as well as civilian defence. It was clear that many of them (though by no means the majority) regarded the Serbs as the real occupiers and the Germa... ...f the Narcissistic Abuse Study List, and webmaster of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder Topic in Suite101. He is also an economic and political... ...rom the healthy to the utterly pathological (known as the Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD). The DSM IV uses this language: "A... ...erican Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV). Washington, DC: American Ps... ... their own people the Soviet Nomenclature really was. As a result of this paranoid-depressive position as well as for the reasons of a dogma and fe...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...sets of spectacles. Each recognizes similarities in our functions--but each emphasizes a different part. So Sigmund Freud saw pleasure as the major ... ...imation, is only a small part of the pleasure drive. Alfred Adler, as you know, was an early colleague of Sigmund. He found that power was the major ... ...d ample evidence of that need in the West. But is it true among the natives of Oceania or Asia? Still, let us look for a while at some of the major ... ...nd drives are effectively handled in the classroom social environment. But here also medical intervention may be necessary. Attention deficit disord... ... not unusual. It has been estimated that perhaps half of all asthma attacks are psychological in origin. So are many allergies. ―The depres... ...A few years ago a nation-wide study in your country reported that nearly one person in 20, between the ages of 15 and 54, had suffered a major depres... ...on within the last month. Depression in this study was defined as being depressed all or most of every day for at least two weeks. The fewest depres... ...ar symptoms at some time. Neurological and endocrine problems may also be involved.(19) ―The dissociative reaction is the name given to the disord... ...e woman adopted. Chris Sizemore, the real life ‗Eve‘, had nearly 40 personalities. No personalities were aware of the others. ―The anxiety disord...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...hed it far past its rivals in the West. Population control was probably a major factor in its rise, but was not as essential to its economic miracle... ...mporting labor from countries like Bangladesh to do the lowest level work. Major corporations set up shop and dropped wages to maximize profits. Low ... ...ed the accelerators of other advanced nations when they realized that the major medical researching country had had its tires shot out. American res... ...ers. Is there evidence of psychosis, especially bipolar, schizophrenic or depressive disorders. All of these factors are easily discoverable through... ...re evidence of psychosis, especially bipolar, schizophrenic or depressive disorders. All of these factors are easily discoverable through our nation... ...ic safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the prot... ...afety, the national well-being of the country, the prevention of crime or disorder, the protection of health and morals or the protection of the righ...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

... in, none of us grow up in a religious vacuum. Through most of history the majority of people appear to have been reasonably satisfied with the religi... ... as many religious creeds as there are adherents. It is true that the vast majority of Westerners continue to list themselves on the census forms as C... ...,” if asked, “Do you believe in God?” I cannot claim to stand out from the majority of people in this. Like everyone else I have had my own personal e... ... severe psychiatric problems which appear to have been symptoms of a manic-depressive cycle. 98 In 1647, at the age of 23 he had exhausted all the the... ...periencing it, a psychotic state closely resembling schizophrenia or manic-depressive disorder may be diagnosed. It is not clear whether intentional c... ...it, a psychotic state closely resembling schizophrenia or manic-depressive disorder may be diagnosed. It is not clear whether intentional cultivation ... ...ay become difficult to distinguish between the mystic’s experience and the depressive pole of a manic- depressive disorder, particularly if the psycho... ...een the mystic’s experience and the depressive pole of a manic- depressive disorder, particularly if the psychotic episodes are sporadic. The practica... ...e mysticism, divine mysticism, drug-induced hallucinations and psychiatric disorders. These categories properly have more to do with the value-judgmen...

...stitution, or weabsorbed simple social assumptions from the culture we live in, none of us grow up in a religious vacuum. Through most of history the majority of people appear to have been reasonably satisfied with the religious culture which went hand in hand with their social structure. It has been only in the past two or three centuries that religious questioning has oc...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...ing him into the financial maintenance of this prize had caused him to abort major connections in his own life. Now, apart from his mother, there were... ...ke." Sang Huin sat up. "Let me introduce myself. My name is Kim Jin Huan. My major is tourism. I study here at Chongju University and I'm part of the ... ...rsaken if the experiences seemed shallow and there was an assumption that no major connections would evolve from them. Sang Huin crunched the pack fo... ...She had been a former group-home girl at a home for schizophrenics and manic-depressives although she recently graduated to semi-independent living. ... ...uld be trauma- induced schizophrenia that would not be attributed to a manic-depressive who was being prescribed lithium. She claimed to have had a ... ... they are gadflies to me. You make me sound as a nut with a major behavioral disorder. I guess you would have more grounds to call me autistic. I ju... ...rself for a moment, uncertain about swapping roles with the callow and manic-depressive neighbor whom she once cared about. The idea of friendship was... ...e had? Would she let an external event discombobulate her in such a nervous disorder? This thing that happened to her was repugnant rape but, she ar...

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Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Neutrosophic Cognitive Maps

By: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy and Florentin Smarandache

...lity of life, affect us almost as much as the determined factors. It is a major handicap in mathematical modeling that we are only able to give weig... ...r 1986. We also give several of its interrelated definitions. FCMs have a major role to play mainly when the data concerned is an unsupervised one. ... ...t of such unemployed people on the society. An expert spells out the five major concepts relating to the unemployed graduated engineers as E 1 ... ...degree scale and their sum, final score can be considered as the degree of depressive 82 mood. It enables of course to estimate the degree of imme... ...sive 82 mood. It enables of course to estimate the degree of immediate depressive mood. But is doesn’t say anything about way leading to this sta... ...t patient mental states then simple estimating of instantaneous degree of depressive mood. We can see, that some transitions are more frequent than ... ...the 19 th century, Specific Language Impairment (SLI) remains a language disorder that cannot be easily diagnosed and described due to its similari... ...t cannot be easily diagnosed and described due to its similarity to other disorders. Research has shown that almost 160 factors can be taken into ac... ...in the diagnosis by suggesting a possible diagnosis. SLI is a significant disorder of spoken language ability that is not accompanied by mental retar...

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