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Is Social Media Turning People Into Narcissists?

There has been a massive increase in the use of social media – from being almost non-existent 15 years ago, it now takes up a major part of our lives and our children’s lives. Facebook, for example, boasts over one billion users per day. This explosion of social media has led to many cultural, social, and economic changes.

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Don’t Feed The Trolls

With more and more people becoming connected and venturing into the wide world of social communities, this increased opportunity to socialise and communicate in a virtual environment has offered new avenues for antisocial behaviour.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Consuming alcohol during pregnancy interferes with the migration and organization of brain cells, which can create structural deformities or deficits within the brain. Evidence has shown that damage to the hippocampus also occurs.

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7 Types of ADHD

Research has shown there are 7 different types of ADHD, with each being very complex, coming with multiple types, causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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ADHD – Executive Functions

ADHD is most often due to genetic or biological factors. Family, twin and adoption studies have shown that heredity is the most common cause of ADHD. Medical research has found that some dopamine genes are associated with ADHD.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, is a long-term pattern of abnormal behaviours characterized by unstable relationships with other people, unstable sense of self, and unstable emotions.

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PTSD – Agony and Ecstasy

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, or other threats on a person’s life.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Unlike children with conduct disorder (CD), children with oppositional defiant disorder are not aggressive towards people or animals, do not destroy property, and do not show a pattern of theft or deceit. A diagnosis of ODD is also no longer applicable if the individual is diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD).

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Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Most people know someone with a substance use disorder (SUD), and many know someone who has lost or nearly lost a family member as a consequence of substance misuse. Yet, at the same time, few other medical conditions are surrounded by as much shame and misunderstanding as substance use disorders.

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Mental Health Disorders Redefined

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool.

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Algorithms And How We Consume News

An article claims that those with better internet access consume greater quantities of partisan media, and that greater exposure to biased news sources makes people more hostile to opposing political viewpoints.