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Doctor insights on: Escaping A Narcissist

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Is a person with narcissistic personality disorder incapable of directing a conversation from anyone but him or herself?

Is a person with narcissistic personality disorder incapable of directing a conversation from anyone but him or herself?

It's all about him: Narcissistic people treat others as if they're disposable objects. Once your utility is gone, there is no more interest in you. Your separate needs are unrecognized. Relationships with a narcissistic person may vary between sharing the mutual glow of "specialness" while you're useful, and complete disregard when you're not. Things might feel intimate and good for awhile, but then the ice comes. ...Read more

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Is necrophilia a real mental disorder or just stuff you see in the movies?

Is necrophilia a real mental disorder or just stuff you see in the movies?

Movie Stuff: Yes it is just about always movie stuff. However, people with severe mental illness can lose touch with reality and conceivably confuse what they see in the movies with what is real. Even in such a case, acting out such bizarre behavior would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Will a domestic violence victim develop a personality disorder?

Will a domestic violence victim develop a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture. The problems start early, there is probably a hereditary aspect, significant childhood experience aspect as well. Domestic violence could contribute depending on how chronic or severe; other factors would be support system, role models, treatment. ...Read more

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How to approach a person with npd after a huge narcissistic injury?

How to approach a person with npd after a huge narcissistic injury?

Narcissist: Approach them about therapy. Therapy for narcissists is often arduous, painful for both patient and therapist, as the narcissist is eventually brought to a place of what is known as profound narcissistic injury, which is the beginning of his poor self esteem that the narcissism resolutely defends against. I would opt for psychoanalysis. ...Read more

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What is the value of making a commitment in a loving gay relationship?

What is the value of making a commitment in a loving gay relationship?

Most important: Sounds like their is some hesitancy or doubt.If so, don't. This is a lifelong relationship. ...Read more

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If a person falls into a bit of workaholic super focused withdrawling from golf fishing etc can anxiety or panic attack happen ?

If a person falls into a bit of workaholic super focused withdrawling from golf fishing etc can anxiety or panic attack happen ?

Yes: I have found that addiction (workaholic, golf, etc.) comesout of a belief that "i can't function without ....". Removing that prop will often result in a sense of loss, and anxiety untill confidence is developed. Therapy helps. ...Read more

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When is paranoia actually a mental disorder? Is being afraid of the dark or a fear of being robbed considered paranoid and a disorder?

When is paranoia actually a mental disorder? Is being afraid of the dark or a fear of being robbed considered paranoid and a disorder?

A symptom: In most cases it is a symptom like fever that reflects hypervigilence & anxiety. It also reflects your past experience--most of us operate in a state of denial which reduces our anxiety about what could happen--ie if you are robbed it is likely you will be fearful of being robbed. Of course there are major disorders with paranoid delusional thinking & irrational fears & beliefs. ...Read more

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What is a mental illness that insecurity takes play?

What is a mental illness that insecurity takes play?

Most of them: Some antisocial personalitiesand some narcissists would be the exceptions. Besides, all human beings except some of the above, have insecurities. It is part of being human. ...Read more

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Can narcissistic personality disorder have roots in a childs upbringing?

Can narcissistic personality disorder have roots in a childs upbringing?

Absolutely: There are subtypes of narcissistic personality, but in general you will find self-importance and grandiosity masking feelings of emptiness and inferiority. In other words, somewhere in the early years, a parent was insufficiently attuned to the child's emotional needs. ...Read more

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What happens to a person with a narcissistic personality disorder over time?

What happens to a person with a narcissistic personality disorder over time?

Depends on severity: Prognosis is limited and based mainly on the individual's ability to recognize their underlying inferiority and decreased sense of self worth.  with insight and long term therapy, the symptoms can be reduced in both number and intensity. It's a challenging process, for both patient and therapist, to be sure. ...Read more

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Where will the energy come from when a person that suffers from bipolar disorder is having a manic episode?

Where will the energy come from when a person that suffers from bipolar disorder is having a manic episode?

Loss of Inhibition: When people have a manic episode they seem to shut down the inhibitory parts of the brain (the parts that recognize risk, that monitor for poor decisions) in the brain this switch from reflection to action without concern for the consequences results in an increase in activity, although the activity is often misdirected. ...Read more

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I am asking in terms of psychology, i had narscissist/ codependent parents, is there a possibility that i developed a narcissist personality disorder?

Narcissistic Persona: Please reflect upon: Exaggerating talents and achievements Preoccupied with fantasies of beauty, power and unlimited success Grandiosity in fantasy or behavior Needing lot of admiration Unwilling to be in tune with feelings and needs of others It is not likely that you developed Narcissist personality disorder due to your parent’s Personality disorder See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and stressors ...Read more

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Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Do bipolars have a hard time striking a balance between optimism and pessimism?

Yes: Each time their mood changes they have to learn to live with their new emotions. It is not easy. Also, if they have a mixed mood state they can find themselves experiencing optimism and pessimism simultaneously and this can be extremely confusing to the individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to recover from severe narcissism, bpd, and histrionic and be a good, loving parent?

Is it possible to recover from severe narcissism, bpd, and histrionic and be a good, loving parent?

Never say never: It will be a challenge, but with a lot of support, good psychotherapy and a stable, loving atmosphere it may be possible. Good luck with your efforts! ...Read more

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Can extreme messiness be a sign of a mental disorder? My boyfriend's (age 42) place looks like a tornado went through it and doesn't clean.

In severe cases, yes: The inability to perform basic cleaning or hygiene is seen in severe mental illness although there are a variety of explanations. The context is important in terms of figuring it out. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What's a good way to address anger and jealousy against a narcissist?

What's a good way to address anger and jealousy against a narcissist?

A little confusing: Are you maybe asking how to deal with a narcissist who's angry and jealous? If so, this is difficult because true narcissists can't imagine being questioned. Also, they get very angry when they feel you're slighting them -- such as paying attention to others rather than exclusively to them. You might work with a therapist yourself, to decide whether you really want this kind of relationship. ...Read more

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Is there a mental illness where you fall in love with a doctor?

Probably not: Although there could be mental illnesses associated with that experience, it is, in some form or other, pretty common and probably not caused by a mental illness. In psychiatry, we call this kind of emotional experience transference - emotions that the doctor role (caring, competent, etcetera) evoke, more than a response to how joe doctor or jane doctor is as a person. Uncomfortable not unusual. ...Read more

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Can childhood bullying lead a victim to have a fear of intimacy?

Bullying: Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general. Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more

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Could a kid be a jd instead of a sociopath?

Could a kid be a jd instead of a sociopath?

Not mutually...: ..Exclusive. Juvenile delinquency is a frequent early manifestation of sociopathic personality. ...Read more

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