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Tracey Maxfield

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Children and Teenagers

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Children and Teenagers In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter who was known for his beauty. He was so proud that he disdained those who loved him, causing some to take their own lives to prove their devotion to his striking beauty. One day, Narcissus saw

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Mental Health
Tracey Maxfield

Mental Illness and the Holidays

For those living with a mental disorder, the Holiday season can be very difficult and overwhelming. Celebration, socialization, eating, drinking, partying, cheerfulness, exchanging gifts and ‘making merry’ throughout the month of December, has become a tradition and also an expectation. Sadly, the holiday season is also a major catalyst for

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Mental Health
Tracey Maxfield

Histrionic Personality Disorder in Children and Teenagers

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD) as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive attention seeking emotions, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductive behaviour. Many teenagers experience emotional outbursts, overreact to things, seek attention, dress inappropriately, and engage in risky behaviours;

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