Borderline Personality Disorder: Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Definition Borderline personality disorder is a mental condition where people have long-term patterns of unstable emotions (Ncbi). Borderline personality disorder, BPD for short, causes emotional instability that leads to a variety of other stressful mental and behavioral problems. With borderline personality disorder, severely distorted self-image and feelings of worthless, Anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings…

Diglossic Situation in Egypt: Past, Present, Future

Introduction People use different codes of speech for various situations in a mutually exclusive way. This phenomenon intrigued the attention of many linguists who studied it and called it “diglossia”. This term originated from the Greek diglōssos, with “di-” for “two” and “glossa” for “tongue” or “language”, so meaning speaking two languages (The Free Dictionary,…

D. L. Rosenhan’s On Being Sane in Insane Places: Summary & Analysis

In his essay, On Being Sane in Insane Places, D. L. Rosenhan discusses a series of experiments that he participated in involving psychiatric institutions and the effect of misdiagnoses of psychological disorders on the patients admitted to the hospitals.  Rosenhan’s research shows us that the labels associated with mental illness (particularly schizophrenia) have a significant…