In recent years mental health has taken center stage in most conversations. People have begun to learn about things such as mood and personality disorders. Among the most widely discussed of these disorders is narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Keep on reading for more about it and how a person with this mental illness can find help.
NPD is a personality disorder characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance. It is one of the most common mental illnesses among all personality disorders. Although its causes remain unknown, researchers believe that it might result from various factors such as psychological, genetic, and environmental.
NPD also acts as a precursor to borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic rage. Despite the vilification of people with this disorder, it is noteworthy that it is an illness like any other and treatable with medical care. You should also note that this disorder is not gender-specific and occurs in both men and women.
There are several symptoms related to the narcissistic disorder. Individuals with NPD will showcase some of the following characteristics.
However, it is crucial to note that only a psychoanalyst can make a proper diagnosis. This diagnosis is mainly based on a comprehensive psycho-diagnostic examination and lab tests.
Risk factors are the characteristics or conditions that increase the chances of developing a disorder. Some risk factors of NPD include:
Due to lack of information, people with NPD tendencies might not know when and how to get help. The following are some of the scenarios that indicate you should get treatment for NPD.
Medication is the most effective way to treat NPD. People with this disorder respond well to treatment using antidepressant and Antipsychotic medication.
Psychotherapy is a therapy that involves talking about the problems with a counselor. In this treatment, the counselor aims at resolving specific difficulties without focusing on a disorder per se. The process involves two steps:
At MidValley Healthcare, we offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to all our patient's needs. If you or someone you know suffers from this disorder, we are here to help. Contact our offices today and book your appointment.
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