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A 37-year-old member asked:

who would want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Psychotherapists: Many psychotherapists are specifically interested in working with personality disorders and develop a special expertise in this area. Given how prevalent npd is, however, most therapists work with individuals with this diagnosis, or definitely traits of it...
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Psychoanalysis
Sep 20, 2015
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Another view: I agree w/dr. Ghanem. But perhaps you're wondering why anyone would want to "cure" narcissistic pd, when feeling grandiose and better than others might seem like a desirable state? The problem: this front is not authentic. Narcissists' sense of self is precarious, and any perceived slight can shatter it. Rage often results. These people both suffer and cause suffering in others.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What will happen if a person has "narcissistic personality disorder" and doesn't seek professional help?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Several Difficulties: Depending on the severity of symptoms, the person may encounter unnecessary relationship, work, and family problems along with possible alcohol or other drug dependence. People with narcissistic personality disorder may overreact to criticism, take advantage of other people, have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment by others while disregarding their feelings.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Any benefit if I have narcissistic personality disorder?

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Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Perhaps some: Often people who are (unhealthily) narcissistic are very charming and impress people enough with their self-confidence and capacity that they manage to rise high in the ranks. Ultimately, such people are rather self-involved, do not tend to appreciate others, and have difficulty participating in mutually satisfying relationships. Many of our politicians are quite narcissistic!
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there really a condition called narcissistic personality disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Narcissistic: All personality disorders are real & well-documented. Narcissism is love of self & is classified with the other cluster b personalities, ex. Histrionic & borderline.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you have both histrionic and narcissistic personality disorder simultaneously?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Mixed traits: Certain clusters of personality features can blend into each other, including the combination of histrionic and narcissistic. Borderline pd can be another highly dramatic type of personality style whose features may be confused or overlap with these others'.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why might it be that i want to cure narcissistic personality disorder?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Normal to you: What is normal to you is not an asset in getting ahead in our society and successfully working with other peiple. It will severely limit your future income potential and the people that will want to associate with you. Reference site: http://psychology.About.Com/od/personalitydisorders/a/narcissisticpd.Htm.

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