Trauma

Multiple Personality: The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

One of the most perplexing mental health illnesses is Dissociative Identity Disorder. This disorder is best recognized as multiple personality disorder, a disorder that came to the public’s attention through movies such as “The Three Faces of Eve” and “Sybil”. Estimates vary, but only about 1% of the general population and anywhere from 5 to

By |December 24th, 2007|Blog, Multiple Personality Disorder|0 Comments

The downward spiral of hope: Complex Grieving in Children

Hurricane Katrina taught us alot about the grieving process in children. Unless the situation was a dramatic event, such as discovering the body of a parent who committed suicide or being a war refugee child, children’s symptoms are often overlooked. But unexpected deaths by natural causes, accidents, or motor vehicle accidents can cause acting out,

By |August 22nd, 2007|Blog, Children, Grief|0 Comments

Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Self Harm, Cutting

Self-injurious behavior is no longer seen as novel or unusual behavior. When I asked a college student what she thought about such behavior, she replied that she thought it was stupid, but it certainly was common. People are inundated with this behavior. Real World San Diego had a “cutter” on its show. Several popular television