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Rappler's latest stories on mental disorder


How to distinguish a psychopath from a 'shy-chopath'

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Most agree that psychopaths are remorseless people who lack empathy for others. But in recent years, much of this debate has centered on the relevance of one particular personality trait: boldness.

PSYCHOPATH. Ted Bundy in a courtroom. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Leveling expectations between the sexes on Valentine's Day

Feb 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'

WHO recognizes 'compulsive sexual behavior' as mental disorder

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM

But the World Health Organization stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors like substance abuse or gambling

WHO: Addictive gaming to be recognized as a disease

Jan 05, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the condition disproportionately affects younger people more connected to the ever-expanding online gaming world

Narcissistic personality disorder

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Mayo Clinic says that if you are a narcissist, 'you have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. You may have secret feelings of insecurity, shame, vulnerability and humiliation. To feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and try to belittle the other person to make yourself appear superior.'

PH Coast Guard: Suicide cases rising among ship passengers

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM

There have been 12 cases of passengers jumping off the ship from June to October 2014 higher than the 10 cases recorded in 2013

WHO: Countries must plan for 'common' mental disorders

Oct 15, 2014 - 9:04 AM

The World Health Organization WHO identifies depression suicide autism and dementia as priorities in tackling mental health challenges – disorders that countries health care systems need to plan how to handle

On World Suicide Prevention Day, learn how to save lives

Sep 10, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Learn how to spot the warning signs of suicide and save a life

#PugadBaboy: Depression punchline 2

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Depression

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Depression punchline 3

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:00 AM

One-third of Canadians experienced child abuse: study

Apr 23, 2014 - 3:50 PM

According to their study 32 of adult Canadians experienced child abuse