Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

To prevent NPD, it all lies on the parents or gaurdians that are close to the child during preschool. They must show their child how to care for one another, must let their child know that they are loved by them, and must accept their childs efforts. It is important because the child needs to be comfortable with one another, especially their parents.


-Has a grandiose sense of self importance-Believes that he or she is “special” and unique-Requires a lot of admiration-Often envious of others-Arrogant, haughty, and has attitudes-Takes advantage of others for their own needs-Constantly thinks of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love-Lacks Empathy -Doesn't Care about others, and shows no type of sympathy towards others.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

-mental disorder where one thinks highly of oneself over others but inside has a fragile self esteem

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-In 2009 a study, conducted by Twenge and Campbell, showed that NPD has doubled in the past ten years and that 1 in 16 of the population has experienced NPD.- Prevalence in men: 7.7%-Prevalence in women: 4.8%

There is no known cause for narcissistic personality disorder but it can be connected to psychobiology , genetics or how the person grew up.

Psychotherapy •Helps patients gain a realistic understanding of his or her own behavioral deficiencies•Learn how to relate and maintain a personal relationship with people around you•Learn to regulate feelings and understand them•Recognize weaknesses and accept criticisms and failuresHospitalizations•Long term – program can offer intensive milieu which includes psychotherapy, family involvement, and a specialized place to stay in the hospital. The feeling of the patient are taken into careful consideration and staff tries to create a “holding” environment and not just containing them.•Short term – patient stays in the hospital for a few days and discharged after with medications that they have to take regularly.

*Living with someone who suffers from NPD can be mentally and emotionally exhausting.


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