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7 Gaslighting Phrases Malignant Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use To Silence You, Translated

Gaslighting is an insidious erosion of your sense of reality; it creates a mental fog of epic proportions in the twisted “funhouse” of smoke, mirrors, and distortions that is an abusive relationship. When a malignant narcissist gaslights you, they engage in crazymaking discussions and character assassinations where they challenge and invalidate your thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and sanity. Gaslighting enables narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths to exhaust you to the point where you are unable to fight back. Rather than finding ways to healthily detach from this toxic person, you are sabotagedRead More


I have a disability everyone can see. My bipolar friend who died by suicide did not.

At my last birthday in November, I received a cheery pink-and-white card from a close colleague who had died months before. Startled, confused, I checked the handwriting and the return address. All legit. I immediately emailed a mutual friend. She had received one on her birthday, too. No, this isn’t the prelude to a tawdry murder mystery. Our well-wisher had apparently hired a mailing service, which to my knowledge she had never done before. I had to wonder whether she was already planning her exit when she signed the cards. Like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,Read More


Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy involves ‘sleep attacks’ that can interfere with daily activities. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects a person’s sleep-wake cycle. The condition makes people feel excessively tired during the day. It may also cause them to experience sudden “sleep attacks,” during which an overwhelming desire to sleep can interfere with daily activities. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders andRead More


6 Ways Your Empath Heart Attracts Narcissists…and how to stop it!

Empathy is the ability to feel the feelings of others. An Empath, as I understand it, is a person who possesses a natural state of the heart that is particularly sensitive to the feelings of others, even those others who’ve not openly shared their feelings. An Empath feels the feelings of those in their vicinity and even the feelings of those distant.  It can be a great burden and very trying and tiring. This kind of empathy can be a Super-Power, but too often becomes a detriment. Too many Empaths find themselvesRead More


10 Unbelievable Behaviors Of The Narcissist

Will see their interactions with you as a game: Narcissists are weak. They have no real substance and because of this, they are more likely to play the social game much more than other people or people who are genuine and confident. You most likely have seen this type of narcissist. They appear so very friendly to everyone and may use their unfortunate circumstances to gain social prestige, attention, or compassion. Once they receive this and have everyone fooled, they turn on those who truly know them and would rather stayRead More


10 Unbelievable Behaviors Of The Narcissist

For most people, their belief is that narcissism is “easy” to spot because laymen and pop psychology characterize narcissism as selfish ambition, arrogance, cockiness, inconsiderate of others, and a strong desire to be at the “top of the game.” But narcissism is truly difficult to spot in everyday life because some of the kindest and nicest people could be a narcissist hiding under a facade. Narcissism doesn’t always shine through the moment you meet someone. In fact, narcissism may not fully bloom until you’ve married the person, accepted a job fromRead More


Small tools bring big results for Lymphedema

  Lymphedema is a condition where excess lymphatic fluid collects in tissue. This causes swelling in various parts of the body but is most usually found in the arms, legs, breast area or chest wall. As it worsens, ulcers, infections and decreased mobility may occur.  Lymphedema is not curable, but it is manageable with proper treatment. For years, that’s included non-invasive methods such as physical therapy, exercise, compression, wrapping or manual drainage. However, these may not be effective, particularly in advanced cases. Dr. Kyle Xu is a plastic, hand andRead More


Study suggests personality tests may improve care for prostate cancer patients

Scientists have found that men with high neuroticism – between a quarter and a fifth of men in developed countries – are significantly more likely to suffer from adverse events such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence, which may put their recovery from prostate cancer surgery at risk. The researchers say that this means cancer teams may need to consider testing for personality types to try to ensure that patients being treated for prostate cancer receive the best care. This work is presented at the European Association of Urology Congress inRead More


Extent of sentinel lymph node biopsy influences lymphedema risk

A higher number of resected lymph nodes increased the likelihood for lymphedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to study results presented at Miami Breast Cancer Conference. The association was most apparent among patients who had more than five lymph nodes resected. “In clinical practice, expanding close follow-up and early education for lymphedema is the key to reduce clinical lymphedema in patients with more than five lymph nodes dissected,” Atilla Soran, MD, MPH, FACS, breast surgical oncologist at Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. Arm lymphedema isRead More


First patient dosed in a Phase 2 study with LiPlaCis in prostate cancer

Press release Hoersholm, Denmark and Cambridge, MA, US, March 11, 2019 – Oncology Venture A/S (“OV” or “the Company”) today announced that the first patient has been dosed in a Phase 2 study with LiPlaCis® in prostate cancer. Oncology Venture has clearance from the Danish health authorities to treat up to 15 prostate cancer patients with LiPlaCis®. Just as in the ongoing Phase 2 study with LiPlaCis® in breast cancer, Oncology Venture’s drug response prediction technology, DRP®, will be used to identify the prostate cancer patients most likely to respond to the LiPlaCis®-treatment.Read More