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by Beth McHugh
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: The Office Bully aka The Corporate Psychopath
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

The Office Bully aka The Corporate Psychopath

Bullying, both subtle and overt, is becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace. I've written a blog on this subject, where we look at narcissistic people in the workplace and how to best deal with them. http://youronlinecounselor.com/Articles/Dealing-With-Office-Psychopath.htm See also The Off...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Mental Health Facts
Topic: When Health Professionals Trivialise Mental Illness
Replies: 0
Views: 30560

When Health Professionals Trivialise Mental Illness

We recently celebrated World Mental Day, and this is what the Director of a prominent mental health authority wrote in a newspaper article. This article demonstrates the sad fact that those who need to be educating the public about mental illness, have difficulties in understanding mental illness th...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Asperger's Disorder
Topic: Difficulties in Diagnosing Adults with Asperger's Disorder
Replies: 0
Views: 17320

Difficulties in Diagnosing Adults with Asperger's Disorder

Diagnosing adults with Asperger's (now ASD) can be made difficult when there is only mild impairment. Hence it is possible for friends and family members to be interacting with a sufferer who does not exhibit strong and pronounced traits, but nevertheless there is a sense that something is "wrong". ...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Suicide
Topic: Poor Treatment of Suicide Survivors
Replies: 0
Views: 30253

Poor Treatment of Suicide Survivors

I have just uploaded an article I've written on some of the difficulties experienced by people who have attempted suicide and survived. It makes for disturbing reading and shows that our health professionals need to lift their game when it comes to dealing with people who are severely ill. It's frig...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Estranged Adult Children
Topic: Reader Comments
Replies: 0
Views: 20785

Reader Comments

I recently received an email from a person who had been browsing through these forums and also articles on my main website. I asked for her permission to paste the email as a forum posting because I thought her comments were worth sharing with others on a similar journey: Beth at Youronlinecounselor...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Occasional Narcissistic traits
Replies: 2
Views: 3759

Re: Occasional Narcissistic traits

Hi MoT, It's really difficult to give you a definitive answer on this issue because we don't know for sure whether your sister has narcissistic personality disorder. If she does have it, she would have been showing signs of it by her 20s, and as she is now menopausal, it sounds like we are looking a...
by Beth McHugh
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Just went NC with NM for the second time in several years.
Replies: 1
Views: 2193

Re: Just went NC with NM for the second time in several year

Hi Sunshine, I'm glad the forum has helped. That's what it's there for! Can I ask, what made you go back after having that time of no contact? If/when you go no contact again, it can be good to plan out how to cope with as many possible scenarios as you can. It's so easy to get sucked back into the ...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Estranged Adult Children
Topic: Estranged Adult Children: When People Blame the Mother
Replies: 0
Views: 17644

Estranged Adult Children: When People Blame the Mother

With the increase in parents who have been cut out of their children's lives, comes a another concern. Some websites discussing this phenomenon are not monitored by professionals and grieving parents are being cyber-abused by parents telling grieving participants that it is their fault that their ad...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: My Narcissitic Mother Died
Replies: 0
Views: 17332

My Narcissitic Mother Died

I've Just written an article on what happens when your narcissistic mother or father dies. This is a situation that comes up not infrequently in therapy, where a client may be going well in therapy and then an unexpected deal comes. This is more likely to be the case when dealing with an aging narci...
by Beth McHugh
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Estranged Adult Children
Topic: From the childs point of view- Estrangement
Replies: 7
Views: 5743

Re: From the childs point of view- Estrangement

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for sharing your story and it's great that you have put your feelings out in the form of a book -- the ultimate journal! I often ask my clients to journal their thoughts and feelings -- it's so important to get toxic feelings and thoughts out of your head. Your mother sounds as i...