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persecution complex

persecution complex

/pˌɜːsɪkjˈuːʃən kˈɑːmplɛks/
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a mental condition in which a person constantly thinks others are trying to hurt them

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personality disorder

personality disorder

/pˌɜːsənˈælɪɾi dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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any mental illness characterized by different patterns of social behavior, inability to form healthy interpersonal relationships and to function normally in society
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Personality disorders fall into this category.

Not only can personality disorders be difficult to diagnose and understand, they can also be downright scary.

We looked at the three clusters of personality disorder, according to the DSM V, and how personality disorder symptoms often overlap.

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post-partum depression

post-partum depression

/pˈoʊstpˈɑːɹɾəm dɪpɹˈɛʃən/
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a mental condition in which a woman is depressed and anxious for a period of time after giving birth to a child

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PTSD

PTSD

/pˌiːtˌiːˌɛsdˈiː/
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a disorder that is formed in a person who has experienced a very shocking or frightening event, causing them to have nightmares or flashbacks from the event
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Still, if you can hit that window, you can potentially reduce or prevent future PTSD symptoms.

But PTSD coach has another problem.

@Coywolfy, "Anybody else having "some severe PTSD attacks during quarantine?

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psychopath

psychopath

/ˈsaɪkoʊˌpæθ/
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someone with a severe mental condition that makes them prone to violent or antisocial behavior
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Then they claimed that this new drug turned its users into murderous psychopaths with superhuman strength.

It’s the perfect job for a psychopath.

It’s an industry that rewards psychopaths, and it’s an industry that psychopaths thrive in.

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psychopathic

psychopathic

/ˌsaɪkəˈpæθɪk/
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suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
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Certainly many people with criminal records don't fit that psychopathic profile.

And you always come out of those meetings in a psychopathic frame of mind.

Because it became a psychopathic family of clowns.

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psychopathy

psychopathy

/saɪˈkɑpəθi/
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a serious mental disorder associated with antisocial behavior, irresponsibility, and absence of empathy
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And that's a parasitic lifestyle of using others other aspects of psychopathy that don't line up.

There's a lot to understanding psychopathy.

Another important point here is that it's not the thoughts that produce psychopathy, it's the behavior.

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psychosis

psychosis

/saɪˈkoʊsəs/
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a severe mental condition in which the patient loses contact with external reality
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Today, marijuana is so potent, that it's actually a strong drug that may cause psychosis.

It's even being tested as a treatment against psychosis and anxiety.

But actually, you could argue that precisely because marijuana is illegal, more people will end up with psychosis.

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psychosomatic

psychosomatic

/saɪˌkoʊsəˈmætɪk/
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(of a physical illness) caused or aggravated by mental factors, such as stress and anxiety
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The apparent symptoms have been explained as everything from hormonal changes to a psychosomatic condition.

It's incredibly common for us to feel achy and have what we call psychosomatic symptoms.

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psychosomatic disorder

psychosomatic disorder

/sˌaɪkoʊsəmˈæɾɪk dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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a psychological condition characterized by physical symptoms that derive from mental or emotional causes, often without any medical explanation

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psychotic

psychotic

/ˌsaɪˈkɑtɪk/
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(of a mental condition) affecting brain processes so severely that makes one unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy
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A first psychotic episode can feature delusions, hallucinations, and disordered speech and behavior.

I guess that means I’m a psychotic pervert.

Because my Mom was psychotic.

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psychotic

psychotic

/ˌsaɪˈkɑtɪk/
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someone who suffers from psychosis
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A first psychotic episode can feature delusions, hallucinations, and disordered speech and behavior.

I guess that means I’m a psychotic pervert.

Because my Mom was psychotic.

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PTSD

PTSD

/pˌiːtˌiːˌɛsdˈiː/
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a disorder that is formed in a person who has experienced a very shocking or frightening event, causing them to have nightmares or flashbacks from the event
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Still, if you can hit that window, you can potentially reduce or prevent future PTSD symptoms.

But PTSD coach has another problem.

@Coywolfy, "Anybody else having "some severe PTSD attacks during quarantine?

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pyromania

pyromania

/pˌaɪɹoʊmˈeɪniə/
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a mental condition in which one is obsessed with setting things on fire
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I'm a pyromania bro.

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pyromaniac

pyromaniac

/pˌaɪɹoʊmˈeɪnɪˌæk/
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someone who has an undeniable urge to set things on fire
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I'm a pyromaniac.

- I'm a pyromaniac.

One official described him as, "The most dangerous pyromaniac "ever known on the Pacific coast."

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schizophrenia

schizophrenia

/ˌskɪtsəˈfɹiniə/
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a chronic mental disorder in which a person's ability to think, feel or behave is affected, often associated with the distortion of reality
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Another psychiatric discovery, in 1933, was insulin shock therapy to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders:

Antipsychotics are used to treat schizophrenia and other types of severe thought disorders.

These are called positive symptoms, meaning they occur in people with schizophrenia but not in the general population.

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schizophrenic

schizophrenic

/ˌʃɪzəˈfɹɛnɪk/
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suffering from or relating to schizophrenia
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And I've been told he's a borderline schizophrenic with tendencies to violence, complicated by alcoholism.

They'll say: "You're schizophrenic.

He's schizophrenic.

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schizophrenic

schizophrenic

/ˌʃɪzəˈfɹɛnɪk/
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someone who is suffering from schizophrenia
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He's a delusional schizophrenic with rage issues.

And I've been told he's a borderline schizophrenic with tendencies to violence, complicated by alcoholism.

They'll say: "You're schizophrenic.

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‌seasonal affective disorder

‌seasonal affective disorder

/sˈiːzənəl ɐfˈɛktɪv dɪsˈoːɹdɚ/
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a medical condition in which one is depressed in fall and winter due to lack of sunlight
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Bright light therapy, traditionally, was used for seasonal affective disorder.

But it is an antidote to seasonal affective disorder.

It works a little bit differently from unipolar depression or seasonal affective disorder.

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self-harm

self-harm

/sˈɛlfhˈɑːɹm/
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the action of intentionally harming oneself, usually as a result of a mental disorder
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That will tell you whether it's self-harm related or not.

Hey Kati, I want to show my therapist my self-harm cuts.

Um, eating disorders and self-harm actually overlap a lot.

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self-mutilation

self-mutilation

/sˈɛlfmjˌuːɾɪlˈeɪʃən/
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the act of harming oneself by making wounds as a sign of mental illness

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sociopath

sociopath

/ˈsoʊsioʊˌpæθ/
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someone with a mental condition characterized by impulsive behavior, impaired remorse, and indifference to other people's feelings
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He sounds like a sociopath. "

- You're acting like a bunch of sociopaths.

And I think he was a sociopath.

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sociopathic

sociopathic

/sˌoʊsɪəpˈæθɪk/
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relating to or exhibiting extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviors that are perceived as signs of a personality disorder
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I just think it's sociopathic.

It was poisoned with a lethal cocktail of arrogance, short-sightedness and sociopathic delusion.

Elevated to ruler of Russia when he was just a boy, Ivan showed sociopathic tendencies from the get-go.

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sociopathic personality

sociopathic personality

/sˌoʊsɪəpˈæθɪk pˌɜːsənˈælɪɾi/
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an antisocial personality disorder characterized by lack of sympathy and moral responsibility

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trauma

trauma

/ˈtɹɔmə/
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a medical condition of the mind caused by extreme shock, which could last for a very long time
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Having one less level, one trauma center in the city is not a good thing.

You might have a lot of shame about your current situation or have experienced financial trauma in your past.

Their bodies showed no signs of attack or trauma.

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