Tag Archives: mental health conditions

If Your Partner Belittles You and Makes You Feel Inadequate, You Might Be Suffering From Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome

Abusive relationships and personality disorders don't always go hand-in-hand. But if your partner is a narcissist, life can be particularly difficult. Living with a narcissistic partner can lead to a phenomenon called narcissistic abuse syndrome (also known as narcissistic victim syndrome), in which a person's self-confidence and mental health are …

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People Who Seek Attention With Overly Emotional or Sexual Behavior Could Have Histrionic Personality Disorder

An estimated 9% of people in the US have a personality disorder, which is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a long-term pattern of behavior and inner experiences that don't fit cultural expectations. Ten personality disorders are recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders–5 (DSM–5), …

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When Someone You're Close to Violates Your Trust and Well-Being, It's Called Betrayal Trauma—Here's What to Know

If someone you've depended on for survival has violated your trust or well-being, either during a one-time incident or over time, you may have experienced betrayal trauma. Author and professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Oregon Jennifer Joy Freyd, PhD, was the first to introduce the concept. "In …

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Paralympic Games Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann Shares the Empowering Phrase She Repeats Before Every Major Life Event

This video is part of Health's My Mantra series. Follow along with new videos on our Instagram page and share your own words of wisdom using #MantraMonday. American Paralympic swimmer Mallory Weggemann has always dreamed big: She's competed in three Paralmpic Games and won five medals, three of which are gold. And she credits …

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