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6 signs you're working for a narcissist and what to do about it

6 signs you’re working for a narcissist and what to do about it

Unless you’re incredibly lucky, it’s likely you’ve worked with a manager you didn’t vibe with. Whether you approached leadership differently or your temperaments were not in sync, the off-kilter vibe can be a bummer. But there’s a difference between a mismatch — and a boss who takes it too far. If you constantly feel belittled, judged, demoralized and less-than, you could be working for the worst leader of all: a narcissist.  As defined by Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., an industrial-organizational…

Are Softbois Really Just Narcissists? 6 Red Flags To Look For

We all have our insecurities. While some of us are able to face up to them, narcissists will do anything to escape their insecurities and, as such, inflate a false self to be maintained at all costs. This helps them to sustain the high from feeling superior and entitled.  My friend and fellow psychologist Jonathan Marshall, Ph.D., describes softbois as affection-oriented narcissists, the “new-age boy schooled at tapping into the sensitive side, to harvest desire, love, and connection.” While there…

Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients

Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients

About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. For many of these patients — particularly those with severe symptoms — depression occurs in a toxic blend of high levels of anxiety, traumatic stress, impaired day-to-day functioning and significant pain and other physical symptoms, findings showed. The results suggest doctors need to screen lung cancer patients for depression and then act to refer patients…

Tips for Starting a Meditation Routine

Tips for Starting a Meditation Routine

Many of us have tried a plethora of remedies to reduce stress and stay calm—from exercise to essential oils and everything in between. If you’re open to trying something new—meditation might be the right choice. We learned all about meditation from Baltimore Yoga Village’s Anjali Sunita. Here are her tips: Where to Start: “When you sit down to meditate and realize a thousand other things that are running through your mind at the same time, you can feel your emotions…

Covert Narcissist Or Just Self-Confident? Here Are 7 Ways To Tell

A confident person can promote others’ growth, including simple things like giving others space to talk and shine. A narcissist, on the other hand, may appear to let you speak, but they’ll wrench the spotlight back in an obsessive manner. I’ve spoken to many narcissists who told me their tactics for dominating their conversation, down to a step-by-step manual. Try bringing up an obscure irrelevant topic, and watch the narcissist make it all about them. Or, in an irate fashion,…

People with depression experience suicidal thoughts despite treatment

People with depression experience suicidal thoughts despite treatment

One in five people with depression have suicidal thoughts despite treatment with antidepressants. This is shown by a new study from iPSYCH. The results can be used to examine whether more targeted treatment could be provided for patients where medication does not have a sufficient effect. Antidepressants are used in particular against moderate to severe depressions. A new study from the Danish national research project iPSYCH shows that twenty percent of people with depression have suicidal thoughts, even though they…

In deprived areas, depression hits men harder

In deprived areas, depression hits men harder

Our study showed that living in a deprived area does affect mental health – at least in men. In fact, we found that men living in the most deprived areas were 51% more likely to experience depression than those living in areas that were not deprived. Interestingly, the results did not reach statistical significance in women. Our study did not set out to determine why this might be the case – and further research is now needed to do this….

Exploring the Link Between Stress, Inflammation and Depression

Exploring the Link Between Stress, Inflammation and Depression

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists say. Now, they are working to better understand how the destructive cycle happens and how best to intervene. Even powerful, prescription anti-inflammatory drugs that should help break the connectivity between chronic stress and inflammation don’t help many patients with depression, says Dr. Anilkumar Pillai, neuroscientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Two…

People With Borderline Personality Disorder 13 Times More Likely To Report Childhood Trauma

People With Borderline Personality Disorder 13 Times More Likely To Report Childhood Trauma

Persons with Borderline Individuality Ailment are 13 occasions far more probably to report childhood trauma than people with no any psychological health problems, according to University of Manchester study. The assessment of knowledge from 42 international scientific studies of about 5,000 individuals showed that 71.1% of persons who were identified with the major wellbeing situation documented at minimum just one traumatic childhood knowledge. The analyze was carried out by researchers at The University of Manchester in collaboration with Larger Manchester…

Study links increased physical activity to reducing symptoms of depression

Study links increased physical activity to reducing symptoms of depression

It’s estimated that more than 17 million adults in the United States have at least one major depressive episode in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And while depression, and treatment options, look different for everyone, a new study found that increased levels of physical activity can help prevent future episodes of depression, even for those who are genetically predisposed to the condition. The study, conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, found that people…