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The Depressive Narcissist

Many scholars consider pathological narcissism to be a form of depressive illness. This is the position of the authoritative magazine “Psychology Today”. The life of the typical narcissist is, indeed, punctuated with recurrent bouts of dysphoria (ubiquitous sadness and hopelessness), anhedonia (loss of the ability to feel pleasure), and clinical forms of depression (cyclothymic, dysthymic, […]

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The Anxiety of Everyday Life

Many people I know claim that life stresses them out, and for all I know, they’re probably telling the truth. Some, however, often say they feel anxiety over the major issues in their lives. When I hear this, I can’t help but smile. You see, I suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for most of my […]

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Teenage depression: Is it just a phase in growth?

We all remember when we were teenagers. Boy, what a phase in our lives. What with the need for peer acceptance, parental expectations, raging hormones, acne It’s no wonder teenage depression exists in such high numbers. From research and even mere observation, teenage depression actually manifests itself differently from adult or childhood depression as during […]