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Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disoders ?>

Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disoders

People with Schizotypal personality disorder are usually described as odd, eccentric or “a little off” by people who know them. They commonly show evidence of mildly distorted thinking, perceptions, and behaviors, such as belief in UFOs, telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, ghosts, past lives, etc. They may dress in eccentric ways. They are often drawn to cults, mystical gurus, gnostic forms of religion, and/or the occult, probably because these groups offer them confirmation of their odd experiences and perceptions. Though sharing in…

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In Anorexia Nervosa, Inner Conflicts Over The ‘Real’ Self Have Treatment Implications ?>

In Anorexia Nervosa, Inner Conflicts Over The ‘Real’ Self Have Treatment Implications

“It feels like there’s two of you inside – like there’s another half of you, which is my anorexia, and then there’s the real K, the real me, the logic part of me, and it’s a constant battle between the two.” – 36 year old study participant with anorexia nervosa. People with anorexia nervosa struggle with questions about their real, or “authentic,” self – whether their illness is separate from or integral to them – and this conflict has implications…

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Osteoarthritis ?>


Osteoarthritis Introduction Background Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease process affecting synovial joints, particularly large weight-bearing joints. OA is particularly common in older patients but can occur in younger patients either through a genetic mechanism or, more commonly, because of previous joint trauma. Pathophysiology Joints can be classified as synovial, fibrous, or combination joints, based on the presence or absence of a synovial membrane and the amount of motion that occurs in the joint. Normal synovial joints allow a significant…

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