Discovering Your True Self — Who You Really Are

Codependents often wonder what is normal. They feel insecure and wonder how others perceive them. Many tell me they don’t really know themselves. They’ve become people-pleasers, editing what they say and adapting their behavior to the feelings and needs of others. Some sacrifice themselves — their values, needs, wants, and feelings — to someone they care about. For other codependents their behavior revolves around their addiction, whether it’s to a drug, a process, such as sex or gambling, or to pursuing prestige or power in order to feel secure. They usually do so to the detriment of themselves and loved ones, and eventually their achievements feel meaningless. Either type of codependent suffers from self-alienation — an alienation from their true self. This is the emptiness we feel when a relationship ends, success is achieved, or during withdrawal from an addiction. Hence, codependency is called a disease of a “lost self.” Denial of Codependency and the Real Self Ideally, our true self emerges in the normal course of becoming an individual, called “individuation,” so that we’re able to identify our own feelings, thoughts, needs, wants, perceptions, and actions, as separate from our family and others. A dysfunctional family disrupts individuation to varying degrees. Because codependency is transgenerational, in childhood a “false” codependent self is formed. Most codependents are in denial of thi...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Anger Binge Eating Codependence Eating Disorders Personality Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Abusive Relationships Authentic Self Codependency Dysfunctional Family emotional needs Source Type: news

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In this study, we design and develop a bioactive nanofibrous material with multiple features such as analgesic and infection resistance by using a herbal moiety. These nanowebs comprised the nanoparticles of lecithin and clove oil which dispersed in Tween-20 and polyvinyl alcohol nanoemulsion and here finally electrospun to develop nanomat which can be used as a potential candidate in dental applications.
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 15, Part 2Author(s): Asif Ali, Saleheen Bano, Ruchir Priyadarshi, Yuvraj Singh NegiAbstractBone tissue engineering has been area of substantial research since few decades but still a gap exists when it comes to strength and healing tendency of biomaterials with respect to age group, accidental complications etc. Many researches are yet in progress to design a perfect material for bone regeneration. Our attempt in the present study is to develop a porous hybrid material based on Chitosan(CS)/Polyvinyl Alcohol(PVA)/ Beta Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) comp...
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Meysam Amidfar, Marie Woelfer, Gislaine Z. Réus, João Quevedo, Martin Walter, Yong-Ku KimAbstractThere is accumulating evidence demonstrating that dysfunction of glutamatergic neurotransmission, particularly via N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, is involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). Several studies have revealed an altered expression of NMDA receptor subtypes and impaired NMDA receptor-mediated intracellular signaling pathways in brain circuits o...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionIn patients with a skull fracture secondary to assault considering the mechanism of injury being assaulted with a brick significantly excluded, and being stabbed in the head significantly predicted, the intra-operative finding of a dural tear. Considering pre-operative radiology having a depressed skull fracture, pneumocephalus, or intracerebral hematoma were each significant predictive variables of there being an intra-operative dural tear.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
This study covers fabrication and characterization of thymol-loaded nanofiber (TLNs) mats and evaluation of their potential to be used as novel antimould surface coating material for limitation of mould development of Aspergillus parasiticus on kashar cheese surface. Different ratios of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/whey protein (WP) were electrospun to yield cylindrical and fine (⁓370 nm in diameter) polymeric nanofiber mats. The fabricated nanofibers were characterized in terms of their zeta potential, electrical conductivity, molecular, thermal and morphological properties. These results revealed that there were inte...
Source: Food Packaging and Shelf Life - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Authors: Fitzsimmons EJ, Cunningham Iv JR, Dissanayake S, Liang J Abstract Wrong-way crashes on limited access highways continue to be a serious problem for state highway agencies and communities. These crashes are more likely to result in fatalities or serious injuries than other traffic incidents, due to vehicles travelling at high speeds, often involved on a roadway with limited vertical space and time to avoid a crash. This research study focused on wrong-way crashes that occurred on highways in the State of Kansas. Although these crashes represent a very small portion of crashes, wrong-way crashes were found t...
Source: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion - Category: Accident Prevention Tags: Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot Source Type: research
Conclusions The treatment used for PD, particularly DA, is associated with the development of ICDs and related behaviors. Susceptibility to these disorders depends on the associated risk factors. ICDs can have serious personal, family, psychosocial, financial, and medical consequences. However, in contrast, artistic activities have been described in patients with PD while undergoing treatment with DA. These patients are compulsive but report a positive influence on quality of life. These findings highlight the need for a very critical approach at the moment of Dopaminergic Replacement therapy choice. Author Contributio...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion It is clear that clinically, there is still much to be learnt about alexithymia and its relationship with a range of related phenomena. Firstly, is alexithymia a continuous and stable trait independent of psychological or somatic symptomology that is developed during childhood? Or is it instead a reactive state induced by trauma and distress at any age, which serves to defend against intense and upsetting emotions? This impacts on treatment options. For example, should we be focussing on early childhood interventions which target the child's emotional environment and parenting to encourage emotional exp...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news
When is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. Because food is such a prevalent part of our culture and it’s rare to have any kind of event where food is not served, it’s no surprise that this has become a problem – and even an addiction – for many people. And what makes it more of a challenge is that it’s an acceptable addiction. If someone has four pieces of pizza at lunch, it’s something people might laugh at or relate to but if somebody has four shots of alcohol during the d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Binge Eating Book Reviews Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Psychology Weight Loss Body Image edward abramson healthy eating Obesity weight management Source Type: news
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