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The Pathological Liar Test

Everybody lies. At one time or another all people have said something that wasn’t true. People might lie to protect another person’s feelings or to get, and stay out of, trouble. Sometimes people tell small lies to avoid conflict, like saying they can’t get a sitter to go out to dinner with a friend when…

Early Life Attachment Problems Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder

A team of Spanish and American researchers has concluded that childhood attachment- and trauma-related issues form a substantial portion of the risk for developing borderline personality disorder. People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly have significant problems maintaining stable relationships and/or maintaining effective control over shifts in mood. In a study review published in late…

Women discussing schizoid personality disorder with therapist

Schizoid Personality Disorder

Aloof, indifferent, unable to experience pleasure, seemingly incapable of interacting socially – these are some of the indicators of schizoid personality disorder. When a woman is diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder, she may not want treatment, preferring to be left alone. While developing a warm, productive therapeutic relationship may seem impossible, women with schizoid personality…