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The perfect mother – Mixed feelings are normal

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Many mothers long to be the perfect mother who meets all her baby’s needs perfectly.  Is this realistic?  Is it healthy?  This article suggests that ambivalent (love and hate) feelings towards infants is healthy and is an inevitable part of Read more

Men who are sexually inhibited – what Freud had to say

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There are many reasons why men may be sexually inhibited, but it is not within the scope of this article to explore all those possibilities.  Freud ‘s theories explored and gave insight into human instincts, including the sexual and aggressive Read more

Obsessive-Compulsive Functioning

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Do you have a compulsion to check that the doors are locked?  Do you experience intrusive sexual or aggressive thoughts that feel utterly unacceptable to you?  Do you wash your hands compulsively?

Binge-eating

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What psychological factors play a role in the development of binge-eating?  What emotional conflicts and effects are dealt with by binge-eating?  If we start with early development, eating disorders are often seen as a way of coping with chronic disturbance Read more

Paranoia – whose feelings are they?

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Paranoia is when someone experiences an external threat that is not based on reality.  Such a person could in a very extreme case believe that a  terrorist is out to kill them by poisoning their food, but it can also Read more