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Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Can the mmpi test identify narcissistic personality disorder?

Yes: An mmpi result could be consistent with a narcissitic personality disorder. However psychological testing results alone should not be used to make the diagnosis. The results can be used to help confirm what is noted with formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Narcissism (Definition)

A pervasive sense of grandiosity in fantasy or behavior, lack of empathy, need for admiration, fantasies o unlimited success, sense of entitlement, envious of others, often arrogant, exploitive of others as well as other characteristics. Person would definitely benefit by therapy but often by nature of the condition the person doesn't believe that there is ...Read more


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Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Is narcissism a disease, illness or mental flaw - and is it even treatable?

Can be all those: All of us need to have some healthy self-interest -- healthy narcissism -- to deal with life. But when this becomes greatly exaggerated, squeezing out the needs of others, we get into difficulty. There are narcissistic personality disorders which maybe 4-7% of our society has. These involve fixed patterns of relating with several criteria. Yes it is treatable - with great care and patience. ...Read more

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What medication is used to treat NPD, Narcissistic Personalilty Disorder? Can it be treated?

What medication is used to treat NPD, Narcissistic Personalilty Disorder? 
Can it be treated?

Talk: Personality Disorders aren't diseases - they are ways of relating in the World. Medications might calm you enough to learn new ways of doing that - but it's theraputic re-parenting/learning that might help you make changes. It's challenging and takes time, but a good fit w/ an experienced therapist can succeed. You'd discover how it developed and maybe decide to try new approaches. Trust's a must! ...Read more

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What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

What are the downfalls of having narcissism personality disorder? I have been diagnosed with this disorder. How can it be managed?

Narcissistic PD : Npd causes difficulty in relationships, because of difficulty empathizing with and authentically caring about others. People with npd are also exquisitely sensitive to perceived slights; they get absorbed in them and are oblivious to others' needs. They expect to be appreciated as special, and require frequent praise. Individual therapy is essential, and group work may also help a lot! ...Read more

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What are the risks of having narcissism personality disorder ?

Relationships: The most significant problem related to narcissistic personality disorder has to do with the disruption that occurs in relationships between the person involved and those around him/her. ...Read more

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Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Signs of symptoms of hypersensitive narcissism or narcissism personality disorder?

Narcissism: The person believes s/he is special or unique -- more so than others. May also be preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success and power. Feels entitled to special treatment and deference from others; is haughty and lacks empathy for others. Needs excessive admiration, and when this isn't forthcoming, may erupt in rage. May exploit others without concern for their needs. ...Read more

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Can there be a problem with being narcissistic or why is it called personality disorder?

Yes, BIG problem: A personality disorder is an enduring, pervasive, and inflexible pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from one's culture, begins in adolescence or early adulthood, and causes distress in important areas of life (relationships, work, etc). Narcissistic pd causes problems b/c they are grandiose about themselves, need constant admiration, and can't empathize with others. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disease, narcissism, and ocd. Anything that helps all 3?

Professional help.: It sounds like you have aspects of a personality disorder, and a psychiatric disorder, this is a complex problem, and must be treated by a psychiatrist, one that has an expertise in psychopharmacology, because the drugs used, the dosages, the combinations need to be monitored very carefully, along with talk or behavioral therapy (this could be done by a phd psychologist or experienced msw. ...Read more

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What is narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissism: Selfish, inflated self esteem, not care for others' needs or feelings, love of self. ...Read more

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