Personality Disorders


10 Things to Know About Narcissistic Personality Disorder

July 09, 2020

Lack of empathy is a commonly known feature of narcissistic personality disorder. Relationships are typically shallow and difficult to maintain. What are some other features of NPD? More in this case presentation.

What Lies Behind: The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath

July 07, 2020

The image of the psychopath is that of a cold, heartless, inhuman being. But do all psychopaths show a complete lack of normal emotional capacities and empathy?

Code Black “I Can’t Breathe”

June 18, 2020

The country has erupted into a wave of anger that demands justice and reform; but what can we, psychiatrists, do when we hear “code black”?

How Catastrophe Can Change Personality

September 26, 2019

This article explores why Enduring Personality Change After Catastrophic Experience (EPCACE) is a clinically useful diagnosis.

Mini Quiz: Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder

March 22, 2019

What do functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging findings reveal about the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.

Pop Quiz: Delirium, Mania, and Psychosis

August 23, 2018

Which medical condition-characterized by the rapid onset of delirium, mania, and psychosis-is linked with bipolar disorder? Take the 5-question quiz and learn more.

Trait Stages of Diagnosis for Borderline Personality Disorder

October 13, 2017

The authors describe an alternative model for BPD diagnosis that is dimensional in nature and requires fulfillment of 4 of 7 personality traits.

Psychiatric Diagnoses of Public Figures

March 02, 2017

On the risk of accepting the practice of psychiatric diagnosis from afar.

Mini Quiz: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

June 29, 2016

What is the clinical approach to pathological narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder?

5 Ways to Transform Health Behaviors

June 23, 2016

Proper technique, practiced over time, can transform an appointment from "medication management" to a serious change in behavior, as evidenced by the 5 examples featured in this article.