Understanding and Treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder The term “narcissist” is often used interchangeably with words like “self-centered,” “egotistical,” or “vain.” Recent articles in the media have created further confusion surrounding the topic by making unsupported claims that narcissism is on the rise, particularly among young people. But narcissism, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) as it is…

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Zoom Dysmorphia: A Potential Offshoot of Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

A History of Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental health disorder in which an individual fixates on a perceived physical flaw, most often unnoticed or undetectable by anyone else. The original term, dysmorphophobia, was coined in 1891 by Italian physician Enrique Morselli who first described the illness. Despite being well-researched in…

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Psilocybin: From Counterculture Menace to Potential Treatment for Depression

Psilocybin has gained recent media attention for its potential as a therapeutic in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Just this month, a Canadian pharmaceuticals company, Cybin, received approval to conduct Phase II of its psilocybin formulation, named CYB001. What is Psilocybin? Psilocybin is a compound found in some 200 species of fungi. Upon ingestion,…

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TikTok and Your Teen: Why Teens May Be Vulnerable to Trends and How You Can Help

Over the last year, social media usage has skyrocketed. By September 2020, one study found a 72% increase in overall social media use. This may come as no surprise since many of us have found comfort and connection through these platforms amid pandemic lockdowns. Ironically, however, this increased usage has actually been linked to poorer…

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COVID and Addiction Recovery: Tips for Maintaining Your Sobriety during a Pandemic

How to maintain Safety during COVID -19 Pandemic? The COVID pandemic has created a unique set of stressors that can be particularly challenging for those in addiction recovery. In addition to general feelings of anxiety surrounding illness, there are certain factors that can make sobriety all the more difficult to maintain. Isolation Social distancing and…

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