The Real Reason Why The Narcissist Punishes You

I really want to put forth this question. When we are hooked up in narcissistic abuse (in our “normal” life of gauging things from the “outside in”) our real life experiences tell us that this person, the narcissist, is brutalising us like our worst enemy – relentlessly and manically. As if this person is taking incredible pleasure…

How Anxiety And Depression Can Drain Your Retirement Savings

Psychological distress can impact more than just health—it can also be a major hit to your nest egg, according to a new study published in Health Economics. Cornell University financial economists found that people with anxiety and depression are nearly 25% less likely to have any retirement savings. For those that do have a retirement account, they may…

6 Steps to Emotional Healing after Narcissistic Abuse

Have you been sitting around, asking yourself the following questions? “Why does it take so long to heal from this heartache?”, “Why can’t I stop thinking about the person who treated me like crap?”, “Why do I still love him/her after what they did to me?”, “Will this pain ever go away?” Obsessing over an…

Childhood schizophrenia Symptoms and causes

Symptoms and causes Symptoms Schizophrenia involves a range of problems with thinking, behavior or emotions. Signs and symptoms may vary, but usually involve delusions, hallucinations or disorganized speech, and reflect an impaired ability to function. The effect can be disabling. Schizophrenia symptoms generally start in the mid- to late 20s. It’s uncommon for children to…

Treating (and Preventing) Diabetic Neuropathy

Proper foot care is an important part of living with diabetes. That’s because foot problems are extremely common when you have diabetes. If you don’t watch your blood sugar levels, foot problems can lead to open sores, infections and even amputations. [See: Got Diabetes? Why You Must Protect Your Feet.] The most common foot problem if you have…

What Are the Treatments for Down Syndrome?

If your child is born with Down syndrome, you want to be able to make informed choices about treatments that can help your little one thrive. Because Down syndrome affects everyone who has it in different ways, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. But doctors do know that the earlier children get care, the more likely…

6 Tips for Cutting Off Contact with Narcissistic Family Members

Our family has the ability to frustrate us like no one else can. But what can you do when the family you were born into is not only frustrating, but cruel, condescending and downright abusive? We all have our limits and if you were raised in a household where abuse or mental illness was part…

9 Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia To Discuss With Your Doctor

It’s only been in recent years that doctors have started to take fibromyalgia seriously. Many used to write it off as depression or worse, something that was just in the patient’s head. While now there are medications and therapies for fibromyalgia patients, very little research has been done to discover why people develop the disease. With information from…

Missed diagnosis and no treatment: BPD’s risk to adolescents

The contrast is striking. Katherine Duff gives off the attractive aura of an 18-year-old woman in good health and good humour. But when she begins to speak of what she has been dealing with since she was a child, a different image emerges. “Every single day seems like it’s going to be the end,” she…

Common Gene Mutations May Link ALS and Schizophrenia, Study Reports

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and schizophrenia may be caused by similar gene mutations that affect the way neurons work, according to new research. Researchers found that 14.3 percent of the genetic variations linked to ALS were also present in people with schizophrenia, suggesting the diseases may be related. The study, “Genetic Correlation Between Amyotrophic Lateral…