What is it?

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder characterized by an inflamed sense of self importance, deep need for attention and admiration, troubled relationships and lack of empathy towards other people. Beneath all of the self worth are people with low and very fragile self esteem. The disorder causes the people who have it troubles in school, work, relationship and financial affairs.

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Signs & symptoms

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms include excessive sense of self important and entitlement, expectation to be recognized as superior, preoccupation with fantasies about success and power, belief of superiority, belittle other people and look down at them, not recognizing the needs of others, arrogant behavior, and wanting to have the best for themselves. Also, they have a hard time receiving criticism.

Diagnosis

This diagnosis is often done by a mental health professional, after interviewing the patient and listing the symptoms according to the DSM-5.

Treatment

A narcissistic personality disorder is treated with psychotherapy as well as medication such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) to decrease anxiety or depression.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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