Who is behind the mask? The Practice. See the person behind the eyes. Why? Most of us wear a kind of mask, a persona that hides our deepest thoughts and feelings, and presents a polished, controlled face to the world.
There is a natural balance within us all between the desire for joining and the desire for separation, between the desire for closeness and the desire for distance. These two great themes – joining and separation – are central to human life. Almost everyone wants both of them, to varying degrees.
The results of a unique study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that personality has an impact on how likely people are to take their medication. This is the first major study of its kind to be published in the online open access journal PloS ONE. Check the end of this report for a […]
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics data are presented that indicate that treatment of personality disorders may be successful, but requires different levels of care. The research suggests that specialized inpatient psychotherapeutic treatment deserves to be considered as a valuable treatment option for patients with personality disorder pathology. Unfortunately, in many countries, inpatient […]
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by a group of British investigators outlines the clinical characteristics of self-injury during treatment. Deliberate self-injury (DSI) is significantly associated with personality disorder (PD). However, there are gaps of DSI as an indicator of severity of psychopathology, as moderator of outcome, and with […]
We all know that people at opposite ends of the political spectrum often really cannot see eye to eye. Now, a new report published online on April 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveals that those differences in political orientation are tied to differences in the very structures of our brains.
A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by a group of Dutch investigators headed by Paul Emmelkamp indicates that personality disturbances can be treated. Type B personality disorders center on those with dramatic or erratic behavior and most commonly diagnosed as Histrionic (Hysterical) Personality disorder .
Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? As our population continues to age in dramatic numbers, these questions become increasingly relevant. A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides an overview […]