SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "In Your Right Mind," a weekly behavioral health radio program that features in-depth roundtable discussions of today's behavioral health headlines, is pleased to announce a new Q&A feature that's now live on InYourRightMind.com: "Interview: Charles V. Ford, M.D., talks about lies, deception and the personalities behind them." The interview with Dr. Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, focuses on various issues related to lying and deception.
"Lying, by definition, is saying something to someone else which is different from that which you believe to be true," said Dr. Ford. "There's an intent involved – so it's not only the act, it's the intent to deceive by the use of words. Now, what makes it more complicated is that you can tell the truth yet deceive, so the important issue really isn't so much about lying as it is the question of deception."
Dr. Ford discusses the different lies that people tell and issues related to deception, including the role of personality and early life experiences. Dr. Ford also discusses mental disorders that involve pathological lying, the difference between normal and pathological lies and treatment options for persons who are pathological liars.
When Dr. Ford was asked to differentiate between an ordinary lie, a pathological lie and other types of lies that people tell, he replied, "At some level, I think it's in the eye of the beholder – what some people might consider to be a common lie might be viewed by someone else as more of a malignant lie. Part of this depends on your perspective of the world."
About "In Your Right Mind"
"In Your Right Mind" is a weekly behavioral health radio show that covers various topics each week, including mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction/dual diagnosis disorders. Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of Sovereign Health, and Kristina Kuestner, Program Producer, are the hosts of the show. In addition, each program will feature guest speakers throughout the United States participating in a roundtable discussion about headlines in behavioral health. The mission of "In Your Right Mind" is to raise awareness about behavioral health issues that get people talking. The hour-long show airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. on Talk Radio 790 KABC Los Angeles. "In Your Right Mind" is produced in conjunction with Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services. For more information, visit www.inyourrightmind.com.
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