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A body — mind approach to
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Why We Love People Who Hurt Us

In his book “The Human Magnet Syndrome – why we love people who hurt us”, Ross Rosenberg offers us a model to explain our predisposition of being emotionally and sexually attracted to some types of people as opposed to others. This magnetic force intensely pulls some of us towards partners we know, in our best … Continued

In the previous Post we looked at the required criterions to officially diagnose someone with a full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), as opposed to some of us who can show narcissistic traits when our self-esteem and sense of self is threatened. We talked about their inherent limitations as they relate to being self-aware and accountable … Continued

As this Ted-Ed points out, the DSM-V (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition), is the official compendium psychiatrists and mental health providers use to diagnose mental disorders. The symptoms and characteristics of each mental health disorder listed in the DSM-V assures clarity and uniformity when posing a diagnosis. Let me begin … Continued