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I'm not active on this board, so please forgive me if my answer is not up to community standards. I am not a psychologist, but I have some experience with mental illness (maybe too much.) True paranoia (or Paranoid Personality Disorder/PPD) is much more pronounced than thinking that people can spy on you through your mobile. Whether it's true or not isn't ...


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As the OP notes, this has been a difficult topic for Skeptics.SE. I'm going to try to answer here, but over on Skeptics this would probably be labelled as "Original Research". The problem for Skeptics.SE is that the claim being challenged is that these shaking movements have a supernatural cause. All we can say for certain is that we can't rule out ...


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A quick Google search reveals some answers such as Atkinson, J. R. (2006). Around half of all deaf people diagnosed with schizophrenia report experiencing “voices,” during which they sense someone communicating with them in the absence of any external stimulus. This closely parallels prevalence rates of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in hearing people ...


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Sounds like you have had a distressing encounter with "learned helplessness" as madsun also described. Learned helplessness is a well-studied psychological phenomenon and reaction that explains the terrible situation that you have described. It is situational and explains the "fatalism" that is so difficult to understand. The simplest explanation I can find ...


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Yes, the General Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score can be used for all psychiatric disorders. The GAF is not commonly used now as the DSM V has opted for the WHODAS 2.0 instead of GAF. There were fundamental problems with GAF including poor reliability with people who were less trained, cross-cultural variations and symptom severity tended to influence ...


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I found your question hard to answer because of the multiple disorders involved. I hope my answers contains some information that is usefull to you. However, it is likely not the satifsying answers you are looking for. According to Hansen, Oerbeck, Skirbekk, Petrovski, & Kristensen (2018) about 21 percent of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (...


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I think the studies that you were after have only recently been published earlier this year. 38 subjects with ADHD had fMRI scans and compared with a database. The study found that - More severe hyperactivity was associated with increased functional connectivity in the left putamen, right caudate nucleus, right central operculum and a portion of the ...


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Distinguishing between similes like this can be aided by a word's etymology. The root of Narcissist is the Greek deity Narkissos, or Narcissus. "Narcissus, in Greek mythology, the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was distinguished for his beauty. According to Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book III, Narcissus's mother was told by the ...


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According to the Atlas of personality, emotion and behaviour (Mobbs, 2020), frustration is an emotion that can be visualised on the two dimensional grid as shown below. The atlas paper describes a method for measuring emotions (and behaviours and personality traits) according to the orthogonal dimensions of affiliation and dominance. The neurobiological ...


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Prefrontal cortex is most closely associated with the group of cognitive functions termed "executive function" - measures of executive function do not measure prefrontal cortex per se because (almost all) brain functions are not simply localized to one area, but one would expect major lesions of the prefrontal cortex to impair executive function, as would ...


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While not a peer-reviewed study per se, but the DSM-5 says that the prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the population is 6.2% The DSM-V was published in 2013 and is a peer-reviewed text, so it is within the 10 year criteria you mentioned and this fact is mentioned in more recent sources like an article for Psychiatric Times published in 2016. ...


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Unfortunately, I was not able to find empirical literature on this question, as it does not appear to have been studied much - for example: References to dreams in the multiple personality literature are rare and tend to be brief. So we are limited to clinical reports. In 1994, Deirdre Barrett collected 3rd-hand accounts of dreams from 23 DID (MPD) ...


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The Atlas of personality, emotion and behaviour uses a lexical approach that may assist with your question(Mobbs, 2020). The atlas catalogued over 20,000 English language words describing emotion, personality traits and behaviour. The emotions, traits and behaviours used to define each construct are visualised using heat-maps in two dimensions: affiliation ...


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The problem with measuring learned helplessness is that while we know it exists and is related to dorsal raphe nucleus 5-HT neurons in the brain, we have no official designation of it as a mental disorder and official study to measure it. However, there is a correlation between depression and learned helplessness, so we might be able to use depression ...


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The theory, apparently backed up by some experiments, is that psychopaths can make use of empathy at will, which is what allows them to employ emotional manipulation. As related in a popsci account: For example, consider one particularly fascinating experiment by Dr. Christian Keysers, Professor of Social Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam. In one ...


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I haven’t seen the movie Joker (2019) ... yet ... but I have observed what is often referred to as nervous laughter occurring with many people, including those involved in the controversial Milgram Experiment (Milgram, 1963) as you can see in this YouTube video at 5 mins 40 secs for example. There isn’t necessarily any psychological disorder which will cause ...


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Gas chambers were decorated as normal showers and massacres as a morning walk. They were simply not told that they are going to be executed. However, once they realized what was about to happen, their instincts typically kicked in and chaos broke out. A lot of people tried to run away and they got shot. Mothers tried to protect their children, but there was ...


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What you seem to be talking about here are cultural influences affecting your judgement on what is right and wrong to say and do in certain situations. Ecologies shape cultures, and cultures influence the development of personalities (Triandis & Suh, 2002). The conceptualization of culture is by no means a simple matter. One possible way to think about ...


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The lexical approach may assist. The lexical hypothesis states that, ‘All aspects of human personality, which are or have been of importance, interest or utility, have already become recorded in the substance of language’(Cattell, 1943) and, ‘When an idea is important, people are likely to have a word for it … the more important something is, … the more ...


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narcissism is introspective - i.e. an obsession of self/physical appearance. While internalized the disorder personality often seeks out admiration & external merits (eg. Social Media) to affirm the belief. in context a megalomanic look at ones self as extrinsic from the world: Yet the delusion that they either have the power/ability to influence the ...


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