The Neuroscience of Narcissism

This series has focused on narcissism and narcissistic abuse of children and how their past inhibits their present. However, some questions need answering, including the most common, “Why did she/he act that way?” This article is purely scientific and does not, in any way, excuse the behaviors of narcissistic...

10 Negative Conversations Survivors of Childhood Trauma Have with Themselves

Negative self-talk is having limiting inner dialogue with oneself. This kind of self-conversation can not only limit one’s ability to believe in oneself, it can also keep you from reaching their full potential. Negative self-talk is thoughts that make it difficult to make positive changes or to build confidence...

6 Topics on Dissociative Identity Disorder

All too often people diagnosed with a dissociative disorder, especially dissociative identity disorder (DID), face obstacles from clinicians. These barriers include mental health professionals who do not believe that DID exists or if it does it is extremely rare. This article will examine some topics on commonly asked questions...

I Will Not Remain Silent

This post will be short, but it is packed with as much emotion and hope as I can put into writing. I cannot remain silent, so I am baring my soul today. This website is all about mental health, especially dissociative identity disorder and all the coexisting illnesses that...

Narcissistic abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Narcissistic parents cause enormous harm to their children. When grown, these victims of narcissistic abuse face seemingly insurmountable problems, including the formation of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). This article shall examine narcissistic abuse, narcissistic personality disorder, and their effect on the children of narcissism. Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic...

Neglect the Forgotten Abuse

Childhood neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment. In fact, the U.S. Department of Human Services in 2002 found that child neglect accounted for more than 60% of child abuse cases (De Bellis, 2005). A lot of attention is paid to forms of abuse, such as sexual...

What is Narcissism and How Does It Affect You?

It is not unusual for human beings to be a little narcissistic and is a developmental stage that every teenager and young adult passes through. However, what if that narcissism continues into adult life? What problems do narcissists cause for themselves and their children? This article will examine what...

Confidentiality in Psychotherapy

The Building Block of Healing Psychotherapy is a marvelous tool for healing. This is especially true when you are facing a major mental health disorder. But how can one be sure that the stranger they are spilling your guts to will not tell the world what you have said?...

Attachment Theory and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Everyone has attachment behaviors depending on their upbringing. So, it is important to understand this vital part of who we are as human beings. John Bowlby’s attachment theory helps to explain the behaviors of those who experienced severe and repeated childhood trauma. This article will attempt to explain attachment...

The Lost Child

The term dysfunctional family is used to give a name to a family that does not function within normal parameters. There may be alcoholism, drug abuse, neglect, and abuse. These disturbed families harbor children who, because of their debilitated families, are not capable of living the lives they should...