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November, 2018

 

Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here’s What to Do

Four years ago, Deborah J. Cohan went to her primary-care doctor with excruciating pain throughout her midsection. “I wasn’t able to stand up straight. Eating and going to the bathroom were uncomfortable,” Cohan, who lives in South Carolina, tells Health. She had a hunch it was gynecological, but her doctor dismissed the idea. Declaring it to be back pain, she prescribed Cohan muscle relaxants. They didn’t work. Neither did over-the-counter pain relief, ice, heat, chiropractic care, or stretching. A few days later, Cohan’s pain was so bad, she went to theRead More


Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here’s What to Do

“Because of the ubiquity of the message—that pain is a normal part of womanhood or girlhood—we have a systemic, societal problem where we all, doctors included, aren’t good at sorting out the normal from the abnormal for women’s health,” Erin Jackson, a healthcare attorney and founder of Inspire Santé, a pelvic pain nonprofit organization, tells Health. “Women’s veracious complaints of symptoms or illness may be labeled as whiny, and we don’t trust women to be the experts in their bodies’ experiences and autonomy.” ‘Being told that I was fine was terrifying’ Jackson knows thisRead More


New Study: Selfies Relates to Narcissists

People Who Post Excessive Selfies Online Can Turn Into Narcissists, Researchers Reveal   How many posts do you put up in a day? Is your timeline filled with selfies? This might be more serious than you think. Clicking, typing, scrolling, and surfing – it’s all become a part of our daily lives. We spend a good part of the day being glued to social media and we jump from one post to another constantly. But studies show that using social media excessively and posting too many selfies, can lead toRead More


Narcissistic Abuse Is the Scary New Kind of Emotional Abuse You Need to Know About

  This dangerous abuse has been in the spotlight recently—here’s how to recognize it. Have you ever known someone who thinks they’re better and more important than everyone else in the world? Not only are they totally self-absorbed, but they lack empathy for others: Their own feelings, opinions, and desires are the only things that matter. If this description reminds you of anyone you’ve ever met, you’ve likely crossed paths with a narcissist. How detrimental that person is to your life depends on the extent of your relationship as wellRead More


Why Narcissists May Be So Jealous, Competitive, and Mean

Understanding the cause of competition and meanness makes coping easier. Severe narcissism is one of the most complex and confusing psychological phenomena, and its complexity explains why so much is written about it, and why there remains a need to continue educating the public about it. The focus of this article will be to address one facet of the disorder that remains so mysterious. Specifically, people who are in close proximity to severe narcissists often can’t understand why the narcissist in their life can: be so mean; get so jealous of their successRead More


How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

People with strong narcissistic tendencies are known for certain destructive social patterns. Anybody who has had the misfortune of dealing with these types of people may notice that whenever there’s a conflict or any type of disagreement, they tend to act in an abhorrent yet predictable manner. In this article we will explore the common behaviors and scenarios where narcissistic and otherwise toxic people (hereafter narcissists) play the victim and manipulate the narrative. Delusion and denial Narcissists can’t deal with reality because it contradicts what they want to be true, andRead More


How Narcissists Play the Victim and Twist the Story

Framing the story Narcissists also like to truncate the story and present only the bit where the aggrieved party reacted to their toxic behavior, framing it as if that’s where the story started (see picture). Or they twist it by using euphemisms and deceiving language (“I’m not controlling, I just want what’s best for you.”). For example, if a narcissist dislikes you and tries to bully you but you stand up for yourself, they will frame it as if they are the ones being a victim of bullying. In their narrative theyRead More


Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

Even the kindest and most caring of people can be selfish sometimes, but could the person you’re in a relationship with be a narcissist without you realising? That’s the intriguing question posed in a new book by Melbourne author Melanie Tonia Evans, published in the UK this week. The internationally acclaimed narcissistic abuse recovery expert and the founder of Quanta Freedom Healing and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Program insists that the signs can be almost impossible spot until you’ve suffered significant abuse because it’s so difficult to understand people who areRead More


Are you dating a narcissist? The five warning signs to look out for revealed

A narcissist’s self-absorption, which is an integral part of their inner wiring, means they believe they deserve preferential treatment over and above all others. They will push people’s boundaries without hesitation and go for whatever they can get away with, while their real agenda remains cloaked in charm, flattery and feigned care. No matter how good it looks to others, any deal brokered by a narcissist is underpinned by a desire to obtain the best of the spoils, regardless of who else might suffer in the process. Without conscience orRead More


Yet another selfie? You might be a narcissist

A new study suggests you could be headed toward full-blown narcissism if you’re taking lots of selfies. You might think that taking lots of selfies is just another way of sharing, but a new study suggests you could be headed toward full-blown narcissism.Researchers followed 74 people, aged 18 to 34, for four months. Those who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25% increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others.This increase resulted in many ofRead More