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Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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What Is a Narcissist?

Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by:

Individuals with NPD feel like they can only be understood by people of high status. They often insist on being the “top” person at work and may put down people who disagree with them.

Although people with NPD have an inflated sense of grandiosity, their self-esteem is incredibly fragile. They have a deep concern about how they are viewed by others. They expect others to greet them with fanfare at their arrival, constantly fish for compliments, and use a great deal of charm.

These symptoms of NPD begin in early adulthood and persist throughout adulthood.

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How Common Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

According to research, approximately 0.5 to 5% of Americans have narcissistic personality disorder. However, the actual number may be higher because people with this diagnosis may be able to hide their symptoms and rarely seek therapy.

What Causes Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

A combination of genetic and environmental factors are believed to cause narcissistic personality disorder such as:

NPD is diagnosed in adulthood, but the signs and symptoms can become noticeable in childhood. Children with conduct disorder, a behavioral disorder characterized by aggression, defiance, and rule-breaking, are at high risk of developing NPD.

How Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder Diagnosed?

NPD is diagnosed by a mental health professional such as a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. The clinician will ask a series of questions regarding history, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

The counselor may also use a standardized questionnaire to ask questions and use the data to assess for a diagnosis.

The therapist may also use criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) to assess symptoms.

Types of Therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The best types of therapy for narcissistic personality disorder include:

The best type of therapy depends on the individual’s needs and the therapist’s specialty. More important is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.

How to Find a Therapist for Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Some tips for finding a therapist for NPD include:

The best therapist is the one who you feel comfortable with and can trust.

The Value of Inpatient Treatment for NPD and Co-occurring Conditions

The benefits of inpatient treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions include:

If you are interested in inpatient treatment, talk to your medical provider for assistance in identifying resources.

Our commitment to providing trustworthy and emotionally supportive resources for those seeking treatment for narcissistic personality disorder remains unwavering. We invite you to explore the wealth of information on our platform, from treatment options to the benefits of supportive therapy. Take the first step towards healing and personal growth by connecting with the resources and support you need today.

Page Modified on Mar 3, 2024 by Liz Chelak (Trauma Therapist)

The information on this website is to provide a general information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect a definitive treatment advice. It is important to consult a best in class trauma counselor in WPB regarding ANY questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call your local trauma therapist, to schedule a assessment.