Pleasure from Someone Else’s Pain

When I hear a word not commonly used in my vernacular twice in a period of a few days, I know I need not wait for a third time to explore the concept. Schadenfreude (pronounced ‘shade n froid’) which comes from German and originates from the words ‘harm’ and ‘joy. Read more:

The Narcissist Next Door

My friend Jeannie grew up with a narcissist. Her mother was charming, colorful, charismatic, fashionably dressed, and the center of attention at social events. But at home it was a different story. Jeannie’s life was an emotional roller coaster. Sometimes her mother seemed loving and magnanimous. Read more:

The Narcissistic Personality — How They Think

We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention or likes the way he or she looks, or is there more to it? The psychiatric literature defines narcissists as having specific traits such as ha Read more:

The rise in student mental health problems – ‘I thought my tutor would say: deal with it’

Students starting university face different pressures from earlier generations. What are the potential troubles and how can young people be prepared?• Expert tips: what you can do now to help you start with confidence Read more:

Understanding Anxiety from a Different Perspective

I truly believe everything happens for a reason and this past weekend was the perfect example. I was able to experience and witness the inner workings of an individual’s mind that was riddled with anxiety directly related to a recent traumatic event that occurred. Read more:

Depression’s “Transcriptional Signatures” Differ in Men vs. Women

Brain gene expression associated with depression differed markedly between men and women in a study by NIMH-funded researchers. Such divergent “transcriptional signatures” may signal divergent underlying illness processes that may require sex-specific treatments, they suggest. Read more:

Dementia systematically dismantles a person, one memory at a time

When Harriet McKnight’s grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she told her family, ‘I’ll always be here for you, except sometimes when I’m not’ Several years ago my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. My mother called to tell me. Read more: