What is... insights into psychology series
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Histrionic Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is histrionic personality disorder. Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) falls within the DSM-5's cluster B of dramatic/emotional/erratic personality disorders. Like any personality disorder, it doesn't just pop up out of nowhere in adulthood; it starts early and is pretty… Continue reading What Is… Histrionic Personality Disorder

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Nobody’s Normal

Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness is written by Roy Richard Grinker, an anthropology professor at The George Washington University. Autism and cross-cultural psychiatry are listed as areas of expertise on his faculty page. He's the father of an autistic daughter, who he refers to a number of times throughout the… Continue reading Book Review: Nobody’s Normal

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What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Double Depression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is double depression, which comes at the suggestion of Meg of Where Good Advice Happens. This post uses a lot of abbreviations, which are summarized down at the bottom of this post. The term double depression is sometimes… Continue reading What Is… Double Depression

What is... insights into psychology series
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Emetophobia

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is emetophobia. Emetophobia, or fear of vomiting, falls under the diagnosis of specific phobia in the DSM-5.  However, it hasn't been as well researched as other types of phobias.  As a phobia, it goes far beyond a dislike… Continue reading What Is… Emetophobia

Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Ezi (Living Resiliently)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Ezi of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Ezi (Living Resiliently)

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Doctor Getting… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… False Pregnancy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is false pregnancy (pseudocyesis). False pregnancy, also known as pseudocyesis, is a type of somatoform disorder.  This group of disorders, which also includes conversion disorder, involves physical symptoms that stem from psychiatric causes.  In false pregnancy, a person… Continue reading What Is… False Pregnancy

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Love, Your Brain

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Love, Your… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Love, Your Brain

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is oppositional defiant disorder. Oppositional defiant disorder in the DSM-5 Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is typically diagnosed by the early elementary school years.  In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), diagnosis requires at least six… Continue reading What Is… Oppositional Defiant Disorder

What is... insights into psychology series
Mental Health, What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Kleptomania

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is kleptomania. Yes, kleptomania is actually a legitimate psychiatric condition.  It wasn't a condition I had anything more than passing familiarity with, but it came up in a conversation with a fellow blogger, so I wanted to take… Continue reading What Is… Kleptomania