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Is there a treatment for narcissitic personality disorders?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Personality disorders start in early adulthood and are often hard to treat.
There are no fda approved medications. There are numerous skilled therapists who are adept at various psychotherapeutic techniques that can help you realize how your behaviors impact you and those around you. Through self reflection, some of the behaviors can be changed.

In brief: Yes

Personality disorders start in early adulthood and are often hard to treat.
There are no fda approved medications. There are numerous skilled therapists who are adept at various psychotherapeutic techniques that can help you realize how your behaviors impact you and those around you. Through self reflection, some of the behaviors can be changed.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Narcissism Tx

Schema therapies, skills training, relationship therapy, group therapy, and medications for anger/rage/impulsivity.

In brief: Narcissism Tx

Schema therapies, skills training, relationship therapy, group therapy, and medications for anger/rage/impulsivity.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Catherine Spitz
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

I'm a believer that anyone can benefit from treatment if they want it.
"if they want it" being the key phrase here. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder are notoriously difficult to treat, as they oftentimes don't think they have a problem.

In brief: Perhaps

I'm a believer that anyone can benefit from treatment if they want it.
"if they want it" being the key phrase here. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder are notoriously difficult to treat, as they oftentimes don't think they have a problem.
Dr. Catherine Spitz
Dr. Catherine Spitz
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Psychoanalysis
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Narcissist

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.

In brief: Narcissist

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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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