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What You Should Know About Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of the several different types of personality disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of …

Narcissism

Mark Zuckerberg Testimony: Day 2 Brings Tougher Questioning

Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder and chief executive of Facebook, faced a much tougher crowd on the House side of Capitol Hill in his second day of congressional testimony.<p>Over the two days, there were nearly 10 hours of hearings, during which almost 100 lawmakers grilled Mr. …

Privacy

Talking about yourself all the time doesn't necessarily mean you're a narcissist — here's what could actually be going on

There are several ways to spot a narcissist. They are usually the people who have a highly inflated sense of themselves, a lack of empathy, and a need for admiration.<p>Sometimes, people consider someone who constantly talks about themselves to be a narcissist. But this might not actually be …

Psychology

7 tips on staying safe when travelling alone, according to a solo female travel blogger

She's been sharing her advice on Twitter<p>While the idea of travelling alone is often romanticised through portrayals like <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> and <i>Wild</i> and there <b>are</b> undeniable moments of beauty, a solo female traveller blogger has been sharing her top tips for staying safe as a woman.<p>@hey_ciara , who has …

T-Mobile

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were asked who or what helped them manage the condition, many …

Mental Health

Illustrator Shares Mental Health Struggles Through Digital Art To Show Others 'They’re Not Alone'

'I needed a way to get out my feelings.'<p>An illustrator is helping people with mental health issues to feel less alone, by sharing her own struggles …

Mental Health

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

Meditation

10 Foolproof Tricks to Beat Flight Anxiety

You know that flight turbulence isn't the same thing as being chased by a lion. But how do you explain that to your adrenaline system? Simple—you …

Why do we freeze when we're scared?

Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.<p>Most people are probably familiar with the classic fight or flight response to a feared stimulus. If a snake were to fall from the ceiling on top of you as you read this, you have two options: fight off the snake or get away from it as quickly as possible.<p>…

Psychology

How to Diagnose Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is defined as the intense, persistent fear of either doing certain things in public (such …

Psychoanalysis for Social Anxiety Disorder

Psychoanalysis for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is based on psychodynamic theory, which was originally attributed to Sigmund Freud.<p>From a …

Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety in which fear of failure contributes to symptoms that interfere with your ability to perform well in an …

5 Myths About Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety is a common psychological problem, but it is not well understood by the general public and even by some professionals.<p>People who …

How to Talk to Someone Who Has Social Anxiety Disorder

Entering a conversation with someone who is shy or who has social anxiety disorder (SAD) requires a bit more effort on your part.<p>People with SAD …

Difference Between Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder

Shyness and social anxiety disorder share many characteristics. If you have spent your whole life feeling as though you are just a shy person, how do …

Help a Friend or Family Member Diagnosed with SAD

If a close friend or family member has been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD), there are many challenges that he or she will face. Having …

Depression

8 Signs You Are an Introvert

Introversion is a personality trait characterized by a focus on internal feelings rather than on external sources of stimulation. Introverts and …

Social Anxiety Doesn’t Want To Take You Out To Dinner

Sometimes this is just what it’s like for someone with a mind like yours, I’ll tell myself. I’m trying, I really am. It’s gotten better at least — …

Want to be happier? Stay in the moment - Matt Killingsworth

Music and the Psychedelic Mind (documentary video)

"Music and the Psychedelic Mind" is a 20-minute documentary that explores the relationship between music and psychedelic drugs. It includes an …

Relax - Stress and Anxiety Relief for iPhone review

The beginning of the year may be a stressful time for you with the end of the holidays and taxes due soon, so relaxation may not come easily. Relax - …

How to Stop Over-Thinking When You Want to Talk to Someone

Sometimes, don’t you wish you could just get your brain to SHUT UP?<p>Maybe you see a cute guy or girl you want to talk to or your boss looks free to …

Self-help

How You Deal With Your Emotions Can Influence Your Anxiety

When faced with a challenge, whether you deny the problems it poses or dive in to solve them in a positive way may determine how much anxiety you …

Choir Singing Could Help Reduce Anxiety, Study Finds

Whether it's an a cappella group or the church chorale, a small new study shows that singing in a choir could do a lot for your state of mind.<p>The findings, published in the journal Psychology of Music and conducted by researchers at Abant Izzet Baysal University in Turkey, show that singing in a …

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

Anxiety Disorders Are More Common in Women

The lifetime rate of diagnosis of anxiety disorders is higher in women, with 33 percent experiencing an anxiety disorder in their lifetime, as …

Depression

Can we record our inner monologues?

An anthropologist at the University of Manchester is pioneering a new peripatetic transcription of consciousness<p>On any given day, millions of conversations reverberate through New York City. Poke your head out a window overlooking a busy street and you will hear them: all those overlapping …

Accept Yourself as You Are, Even When Others Don’t

“<b>What other people think of me is none of my business.” ~Wayne Dyer</b><p>“You’re too quiet.”<p>This comment and others like it have plagued me almost all my …

5 Tricks I Used To Transform Myself From Being Super-Shy To Being Super Not-Afraid-To-Go-For-It Confident

When I was in high school sometimes I used to think of funny things to say in class. This was a thrill for me because I really liked to think of …

The Unbearable Anxiety Of Dates

By Reya Yu,<p>At first, I couldn’t find the entrance to the dumb West Village restaurant I was going to for the dumb first date I didn’t want to go on, …