Narcissistic Personality Disorder "NPD'

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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder(NPD)? It is an all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity(in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders "DSM')



Causes, Incidence, and The Risk Factor The Causes of NPD are mostly unknown, there's some hints of what might cause them thought. But some may have NPD because of overly sensitive personality and or parenting problems could have helped develop this disorder.
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Symptoms
Someone who may have NPD may act or react like:
-React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation.
-Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals.
-Have excessive feelings of self-importance.
-Exaggerate achievements and talents.
-Be preoccupied with fantasies of success,power,beauty,intelligence, or ideal love.
-Need constant attention
-Not care about others feelings, not feel that much empathy for others.
-Obsessive self-intrest.
Parenting might have caused some of the symptoms by:
-Showing too much attention.
-Getting/giving them what they wanted.
-Lack of discipline.
More Symptoms... http://www.timetoteach.co.uk/links/WhatisNarcissisticPersonalityDisorder.html


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NPD Treatment:
NPD is one of the hardest disorders to treat, this is because of the patients and their attitudes. The patients like to think that nothing is wrong and that they are not doing anything wrong, so its hard to treat because they wont comply and just ignore their disorder. The patients have inabilities to listen, to admit wrong doings, they can act really cold towards others and their feelings, can have severe anger, etc. You can help all this by:
-Being practical with them, they respond better withpractical questions and responses.
-Be distant with them, not as close so there isn't frustration and look to others for help.
-Have clear limits, verbal communication, debates, etc.
-Dont argue or anger them.
-Be clear and brief.
More Treatments... http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx36t.htm


STATISTICS


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Narcissistic Personality Disorder Test

NPD Test


NPD Video





Work Cited


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001930/

http://narcissisticpersonalitydisorder.org/

http://www.timetoteach.co.uk/links/WhatisNarcissisticPersonalityDisorder.html

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx36t.htm

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/sx36t.htm