How to Spot a Sadist

Spotting a Sadist

A sadist describes a person who derives enjoyment and satisfaction from inflicting pain, retribution, and shame on others. The term “sadism” derives from an 18th-century Frenchman, Marquis de Sade, who was famous for penning aggressive, malicious, and ruthless literature about sexuality. Sade was said to endorse aggression in sexuality and thus, sadism historically referred to a situation…

What Is Atypical Depression?

Atypical Depression

Depression can vary significantly from person to person. There are several different types of depression, one of the most common forms being atypical depression, known clinically as major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features. Atypical depression is a type of depression where people experience a reprieve from depressive symptoms when encountering a pleasurable moment. MDD,…

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

narcissistic abuse article

How can you spot a narcissist? A narcissist is someone who lacks empathy, has an overblown sense of self-importance, an overwhelming desire for attention and esteem, and issues in relationships. Such a person may appear confident, but in reality suffers from low self-esteem and shatters under even the smallest critique. People in relationships with a…

Living with Bipolar Hypersexuality

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Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of depression and mania. Manic episodes consist of symptoms that include (but are not limited to) increased self-esteem, increase in risky activities, excitability, and grandiosity. The symptoms that occur during a manic episode make it easier for individuals to experience hypersexuality. Individuals experiencing hypersexuality may deal…

Essential Ingredients for Living With Mental Illness

Living with Mental Illness

One in five adult Americans will experience mental illness within any given year and 1 in 20 adults are living with a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or clinical depression. Millions of people and their families feel the direct impact of living with a serious mental health problem. So how does one…