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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Causes

Some evidence links the cause to a dysfunctional childhood, such as excessive pampering, extremely high expectations, abuse or neglect. Other evidence points to genetics or psychobiology the relation between the brain and behavior and thinking.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Definition

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. They believe that they are superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. However behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Diagnosis

Narcissistic personality disorder is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms, as well as a thorough psychological evaluation. Doctor or mental health provider will ask to describe the signs and symptoms that the patient experienced what they are, when they occur, how intense they are and how long they last.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms and Signs

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include: Believing that you're better than others, Fantasizing about power, success and attractiveness, Exaggerating your achievements or talents, Expecting constant praise and admiration, believing that you're special, Failing to recognize other people's emotions and feelings, expecting others to go along with your ideas and plans

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Treatment

Types of therapy that may be helpful for narcissistic personality disorder include: Cognitive behavioral therapy helps identify unhealthy. Family therapy typically brings the whole family along in therapy sessions. Group therapy which you meet with a group of people with similar conditions, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, positive ones.

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