• Narcissistic personality disorder is just one of many types of personality disorders. Individuals with this mental disorder appear to have an inflated sense of their own importance.  They may display a deep-seated need for an abundance of attention and admiration.  They may have troubled [...]

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    It Starts with You As the adult, you and/or your spouse decide on the tone for the family. The children and young adults in the family will observe and learn from the adult behavior. When there is  shouting or use of physically aggressive behavior as a means to deal with conflict, the children [...]

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    Domestic violence is increasing and is destructive for all the members of the family unit. There is a noticeable tendency for the violent physical behavior to be passed down from generation to generation.  While the majority of abusers are male, there are more and more instances of female [...]

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    Everyone who marries expects their marriage to be successful. However, statistically at least 20 percent of all first marriages fail within five years. Additionally, 48 percent of marriages are dissolved before they reach 20-years. This is based on data collected in 2006-2010, and compiled by the [...]

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    Depression is an extreme disorder sometimes referred to as clinical depression. This is not to be confused with chemical depression that can be treated with pharmaceutical substances.  Clinical depression is fairly common, but should be taken seriously. It is a serious mood disorder. It causes [...]

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    Here’s 40 coping strategies adults can use to manage stress and anxiety: Take a walk Listen to favorite music Do something for someone else Play a card game Take a nap Sip a coffee/beverage in the park Do something creative – draw or color in, knit or build something with your hands [...]

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    Anger is an extreme emotion or violent feeling.  Anger also has a physical component as well. Both heart rate and blood pressure increase, as anger increases.  It can be observed in verbal arguments, or this may escalate to a physical confrontation. All programs of anger management [...]

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    Anxiety is a normal and natural emotion. At the point, that a person often feels elevated levels of anxiety, this might indicate a medical disorder. Included in the category of anxiety disorders are:  overly nervous reactions, irrational fear, apprehension, excessive crying, and constant worry.[...]

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    Addiction is a psychological and/or physical inability to stop or disengage from harmful behavior.  This includes behaviors such as: consuming a chemical or drug, inappropriate activity, or other abuses, even though this may cause psychological and physical damage. The term addiction does not [...]

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    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed mental disorders that affects children and adults. The symptoms of ADHD include, but are not limited to:  inability to focus, hyperactivity (excess movement, including excessive talking), and impulsivity [...]

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