What Is the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) And Who Doesn't Like It?

What Is the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) And Who Doesn't Like It?

This week for our mental health topic, we learned about the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and it's transformation over the years. The criticisms it's faced, the language it's adjusted and all the fun stuff that brings to us modern psychology diagnosis.

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What Is Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

What Is Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

I dove into the topic of narcissism after my husband bought me the book "Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers" It hit me really close to home. But then I had to sit back and reconsider where I got my idea of Narcissism from. Was it more about what my mother used to say to me whenever I asked her for any basic need? Was it truly because I can't stop thinking about myself? It was time to dive into the topic and do some research.

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What Does Psychosomatic Mean?

What Does Psychosomatic Mean?

I used the opportunity to do some research on the word I constantly use: Psychosomatic. I thought it was mostly colloquial but turns out, it's such a dilemma for doctors, that it's an official DSM-V term.

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Is Video Game Addiction a Thing?

Is Video Game Addiction a Thing?

This week, I finally set out to answer the questions I have been itching to answer since the end of last year. What is Video Gaming Addiction? Substance Abuse? Is it real? How can we know if we don't look into what Addiction even means? What about the difference between Addiction and Dependance? And what the heck is a disorder?

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