The Syndrome Of Decay & Hitler
Erich Fromm, the well known personality theorist that one introduced in The Syndrome of Decay & Growth used to also study historical documents of prominent persons in history in an attempt to reconstruct a psychological portrait of said person. One of the more famous ones he conducted, that he thought demonstrated the epitome of the syndrome of decay, was Adolf Hitler, who he wrote several papers about. (more…)
The Syndrome of Decay & Growth
Eric Fromm (1900 – 1980) was a well known personality theorist who was initially part of the Freudian school of thought before breaking away. He suggests that people who are psychologically disturbed may also have the inability to love and fail to establish meaningful unions. He focused the bulk of his attention to three main psychological disorders which he used to put forward his ideas known as the ‘syndrome of decay’ and the ‘syndrome of growth’.
Paranoid Personality Disorder
The paranoid personality disorder is not only sometimes difficult to diagnose but treatment can be even more troublesome. The main features of this disorder entail the sufferer to be excessively distrustful and suspicious of any and all people with no real justification for why.
Personality Disorder Clusters
According to the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition, Text Revision) personality disorders are described as “enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and oneself that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts” and “are inflexible and maladaptive, and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress”. In this article we will discuss the different personality disorders and the clusters in which they fall.
For those of you that frequent our site, it will come as no surprise to you that we have expanded the articles we were/are planning to write. We had always planned on running two individual websites – one dedicated to case files and forensics (
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