Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter

The following is a repost of my Medical Minute on raising narcissistic children, originally published on April 21, 2013.

The values we instill in our children while they’re young will shape the adults he or she will become.

Photos in this post are shown for illustrative purposes only.

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Dylann Roof

With the Charleston Church Shooting dominating headlines, many in the news media are tossing around the words ‘sociopath’ and ‘psychopath’ as if they are interchangeable. But there are distinct differences between the two personalities that sets them apart from each other.

To make it simple, a sociopath is someone with a personality disorder (like narcissism) who is less likely to kill you. A psychopath is an individual with a serious mental defect who is more likely to kill you and everyone in your family.

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Teleka Patrick missing

Police are working to identify the body of a woman that was pulled from a lake in northern Indiana, NBC affiliate Woodtv.com reports.

A fisherman spotted the body floating on Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. Sunday. He called police and reported “something suspicious” floating in the water.

The Indiana State police SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the water. The body was described as that of a female dressed in dark clothing, according to a press release.

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Teleka Patrick missing

There is a new twist in the mysterious disappearance of a Michigan doctor. Authorities now know who Dr. Teleka Patrick cooked omelets and pancakes for in a scene from a bizarre romantic video. Patrick was reportedly obsessed with gospel singer Marvin Sapp, Target 8 News reports.

Patrick, a resident doctor at the Borgess Hospital in downtown Kalamazoo, vanished shortly after an unsuccessful attempt to book a hotel room on Dec. 5.

Police, who do not suspect foul play, had hoped YouTube videos would hold the key to Patrick’s disappearance. In one video, Patrick talks and sings to someone she refers to as “baby” and “love.”

In a request for a restraining order, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer wrote that Patrick was stalking him.

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Don Ennis

This story is very confusing, so read slowly. An ABC News editor who claimed to be a female trapped in a male’s body now says he was mistaken. Don Ennis lived his life as a female for three months. He split from his wife of 17 years and asked his ABC News colleagues to refer to him as Dawn.

But now, according to a report in the NY Post, Ennis suffered from a 2-day bout of amnesia that made him realize he wants to live life as a man again.

Ennis explained his decision in an email to his ABC colleagues. In the email, obtained by the website Newsblues.com, Ennis said “I am writing to let you know I’m changing my name . . . to Don Ennis. That will be my name again, now and forever. And it appears I’m not transgender after all.

Ennis denies that his mid-life gender switch was a joke or a cry for attention.

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