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Your Guide on Narcissistic Personality Disorder

There are many types of personality disorders out there. It is the narcissistic personality disorder that is one of the not so common disorders out there. In the year 1968 was the area where this disorder was the first coined. It is this one that is medically defined as a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. When taking a look at the population then this one affects only about 1%.

When taking a look at this type of disorder then they are divided into five different types which are unprincipled narcissist, amorous narcissist, compensatory narcissist, elitist narcissist, and fanatic type. And once an individual has this disorder then he can fall it one of these categories. Once an individual will have unprincipled narcissism then it is them that will have antisocial features like being fraudulent, deceptive and exploitative. Once an individual ahs amorous narcissism then it is them that will have histrionic features. When taking a look at individuals with compensatory narcissism then it is them that exhibits negativistic and avoidant features. If you are able to see paranoid features then that is a tell-tale sign of individuals with fanatic narcissism.

It s the oblivious and hypervigilant that are the two subcategories if this disorder. If an individual will be showing that they are grandiose, arrogant and thick-skinned then they belong to the oblivious type. If ever an individual will have signs that they are easily hurt, oversensitive and ashamed then they do being to the hypervigilant type.

When taking a look at the exact cause of this one then there is none found so far. But ma experts believed that there are a variety of factors that can lead to this disorder. When taking a look at the factors that can lead to the disorder then they are emotional abuse in the formative years, overindulgence, and excessive admiration particularly during childhood. Once you will look at the disorders then it will start to show during early adulthood and it will progress over a period of time. Having complications like relationship and family problems and increasing dependence on alcohol or other drug is what you are able to get with this disorder.

When taking a look at treatment for NPD then one of the most effective that is being used is psychotherapy. It is with the help of this treatment that individuals with NPD have become more compassionate to other people. It is with psychotherapy that there are two main goals that should be achieved. It is freeing the individual from substance base that is the short term goal of this process. When looking at the long term goal of this process then it is changing the character of the person. For people that has NPD then some of the most common medications are antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. For them to control depression and anxiety then it is these drugs that will be given.

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