Psychology Articles

Psychiatric Name Calling

Psychopath, narcissist, borderline, etc. Psychiatric nomenclature, revised recently for the fifth or sixth time, does a poor job of defining disease. The problem is that most serious psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness have no...

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The Ethics of Dating

Ethical Issues in Dating Responsibilities and obligations. Recently, I heard about a woman who had complained bitterly of being treated “very badly” by men. Immediately– perhaps because I had been reading a thriller– my mind conjured up images of her having been...

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Feeling Trapped

One of the elements of agoraphobia is the fear of becoming panicky while in a situation from which it is impossible to escape. It is the fear of being trapped; but when someone speaks of being trapped, it is not always clear exactly what is meant. Sometimes the...

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