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Doctor insights on: Narcissistic Parents Of An Only Child

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Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

Is it possible that a child from narcissist/codependent parents to have narcissism?p.s i have no other way to explain and this is urgent ... thank u

???: I would need significantly more information as I do not understand your question. Regardless, children of any age began to learn from their parents habits. I do not know the age of the child. If you feel the the child is in any danger I highly advise that he/she is taken to the ER or to an urgent care specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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If you grow up with a narcissistic parent can that eventually cause anxiety problems?

If you grow up with a narcissistic parent can that eventually cause anxiety problems?

Yes: Short answer is yes, it can. Children of parents with personality disorders can have many different sorts of psychological difficulties that come from having to cope with the dysfunctional traits of the parent. If you are struggling with this, the most important thing you can do for yourself is to commit to individual psychotherapy for those issues. I hope you are able to do this and recover. ...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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Are children safe on their own if they have a parent who has destructive narcissism?

I don't understand: Children should not be left alone in any situation. If a parent is unable to provide care for them, another care giver must be found. If the parent is mentally ill, seek help from child protective services. ...Read more

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Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Only child, parental concerns exceed those of neighbors. Who is right?

Go With Parents: I always believe the parents until proven otherwise.If they perceive a problem, even if i disagree, they have some issues that need resolved. ...Read more

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Dr Ratique thinks I have a Psychiatric illness is why I can't sleep. I'm depressed I'll admit that. My parents died within 5 months of each other 4 years ago and I'm an only child. I've been thru therapy and psychiatric visits. But I'm still in the grievi

Dr Ratique thinks I have a Psychiatric illness is why I can't sleep. I'm depressed I'll admit that. My parents died within 5 months of each other 4 years ago and I'm an only child. I've been thru therapy and psychiatric visits. But I'm still in the grievi

I am sorry for your: loss. It is hard 2 lose a parent and even harder 2 lose both parents in such a short time. Grief takes time. When it continues 2 interrupt sleep and life after more than about a year, psychotherapy is imperative. If the therapy was not enough in the past, search 4 some1 who specializes in grief and loss. Sleep is imperative 4 both mental and emotional health, so you may want 2 try hypnosis 2. ...Read more

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Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Is it legal for a parent to slap his child in the u.S.?

Yes but: Each culture defines what its usual forms of acceptable parenting include. Within the American culture, you may be carted off to jail for child endangerment if your neighbor reports this kind of "parenting". Less so if you slapped the kids rear end, but you cross the wrong taboo here and you will need a lawyer. ...Read more

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How can a parents death affect a young child?

How can a parents death affect a young child?

Many ways: A parents death affects adults too! we are all affected when we lose a loved one. We tend to feel abandoned initially...Good counseling helps a lot to help children adjust and to get questions answered. Really young children often do not remember the parent. The last lecture by randy pausch is a beautiful book and worth reading as he was a dying parent and left his family a wonderful legacy. ...Read more

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When does the parent, and not the child, need therapy?

If problem is parent: Family therapy is usually a good foundaton in issues involving couples and groups. The focus is that the problem is not exclusively with an individual person, rather between persons (interactions between family members). Therapists observes what happens between persons in how they communicate and express their feelings. Problems are assumed circular-created by series of cause and effect. ...Read more

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If a child disappears do police suspect parents first?

Chid diappearance: Not necessarily. Police will first get a detailed history and and if it sounds fishy the parents are a suspect. But you never know with cops. ...Read more