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  • N J Kerr
  • 1987
Depression is a universal experience, which affects approximately 15 percent of the population at any one time. Depression can be conceptualized as occurring on a continuum from first-level transitory to middle-level to severe-level depression. It involves an alteration in mood characterized by feelings of sadness and loss of interest or pleasure in all, or(More)
  • N J Kerr
  • 1985
The presence of misguided entitlement in a life must adversely affect the quality of that life, for it creates alterations within the character structure that have far-reaching consequences. Smoldering resentment, chronic anger, self-centeredness, vindictiveness, and a constant feeling of being abused ultimately produce a miserable human being who, as well(More)
  • Norine Kerr
  • 2002
As this process occurs, the painful affects become toned down for the clients. By exploring the source of clients' painful affects, wounded self-esteem, fearful projections, and dysfunctional defenses, misguided entitlement can be undermined. Much of this work will occur in a formal psychotherapy process, but nurses can create healthy object relatedness. To(More)
  • Norine J Kerr
  • 2006
This writer theorized that psychiatric patients that exhibited high levels of "misguided entitlement" (ME) would share certain personality traits, including narcissism, aggression, sociopathy, paranoia, and depression. The Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory (MMCI-II) was the instrument chosen to measure these traits in a sample of 100 psychiatric(More)