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This Is What It's Like to Live With Avoidant Personality Disorder

In the first study of its kind, researchers have asked people to describe in their own words what it’s like to live with Avoidant Personality Disorder—a diagnosis defined by psychiatrists as “a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation.” Like all personality disorder diagnoses, AVPD is controversial, with some… Read More »

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

If you’ve ever gotten sick from eating something “bad,” you may have had an encounter with norovirus. Sometimes called a “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” — though it’s not related to the flu — norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, causing between 19 million and 21 million cases of… Read More »

'Seeing your parent drunk is tough, especially when it's your mother'

Sharon Hutchinson (62) says it took a long time for her mother to come to the realisation that she needed to quit drinking. Picture: Frank McGrath at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin ‘Seeing your parent drunk is tough, especially when it’s your mother’ Independent.ie I knew my mother was drinking from about the age of four.… Read More »