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Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do?

By | 2017-02-14T10:19:08+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Personality, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the posting on my article Gaslighting: Know It to Identify It and Protect Yourself, I’ve received emails asking whether people who are gaslighting know that they are doing it.  As I mentioned in the article, gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation tactics used by abusers, narcissists, dictators, and cult leaders in order to gain control over a [...]

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Gaslighting: Know It, Identify It, and Protect Yourself

By | 2017-05-25T12:56:05+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Conflict, Current Events, Dating, Gaslighting, Marriage, Narcissism, Politics, Relationships, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn't [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By | 2017-02-06T11:10:02+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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Rise in abuse of stimulant medication by teens

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Events, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A WebMD article states: Researchers found calls to poison control centers for adolescent ADHD prescription drug abuse increased out of proportion to other poison center calls in recent years, which suggests a growing problem with abuse of these stimulant drugs. The article also goes on to state that the study found that there was an increase [...]

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Another study on how stimulant medication does NOT increase substance abuse

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:14+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Here's another study on how taking stimulant medication for ADHD does NOT increase the chances of substance abuse. People who started taking stimulant medication at 6 or 7 years of age had the same substance abuse rate as non-ADHD people. In addition, people who started taking stimulant medication when they were 8 to 12 years of [...]

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